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Press Release

Ministers welcome appointment of Niall Quinn as interim Deputy CEO of the FAI

Published: 23 January 2020
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, today welcomed the appointment of Niall Quinn as interim Deputy CEO of the FAI.

Minister Ross said “It is great news for Irish football that Niall Quinn has been appointed as the FAI’s new interim Deputy CEO. Niall has a long association with Irish football and over the past year he has demonstrated very clearly his strong desire to see a vibrant body emerge for the good the Irish game. His passion for fair play, his independence and his integrity are widely known and admired. His experience and skills will be invaluable as part of the management team to lead the reform that is so necessary within the FAI. I’m very pleased with this decision and I wish Niall all the best in this important role.”

Minister Griffin said “This is a very welcome appointment. Niall’s experience and his determination to see a better future for Irish football makes him an excellent choice as interim Deputy CEO. I wish him every success in his role.”