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Delaney spared Dil grilling over 5 million Fifa pay-off

IFA chief exectuive John Delaney
TDS have decided not to grill the Republic of Ireland’s football chief about the €5 million pay-off from Fifa for a Thierry Henry handball which cost the Republic a World Cup place. John Delaney, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive, last week revealed the money was arranged by Sepp Blatter after the team controversially lost a play-off against France in 2009. It was classed as a loan and used to pay of debts for the redevelopment of the old Lansdowne Road into the Aviva stadium. Mr Delaney was facing the prospect of a potentially tricky Q&A in fron[...]
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