Sport Ireland claims drip feed of media reports about FAI is harming

first_img 15.04.19 Taoiseach: ‘Government can’t continue funding the FAI unless it’s confident the organisation is run properly’ Sunday 21 Apr 2019, 3:04 PM SPORT IRELAND CHAIRMAN Kieran Mulvey has claimed the “continual drip feed” of reports about the Football Association of Ireland is hindering efforts to reform the organisation.Kieran Mulvey hit out at ongoing media reports about the association during a panel discussion on the Marian Finucane show on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning.It came after the latest in a series of revelations about the FAI and its former CEO John Delaney – stretching back to 17 March – in The Sunday Times.A report in the newspaper today claims that the association paid €60,000 in “professional fees” in 2013 and 2014 to a woman it describes as Delaney’s girlfriend at the time.The woman denies receiving payments from both the FAI and Delaney.However, Mulvey said such reports were causing difficulties for organisations such as Sport Ireland who were trying to address the association’s governance issues.“I think that continuous release of information… the continual drip feed of this is going to create terrible difficulties for those of us who are committed to reforming the FAI and bringing good corporate governance to it,” he said.Mulvey also claimed that while Mazars, a firm undertaking an audit of the FAI’s affairs, had “signposted” the €60,000 payment, the organisation had not been given specific information about it.“The nature of the payment, the circumstances of the payment I’m not aware of and it would be inappropriate for me to speculate upon… By Stephen McDermott Kieran Mulvey I don’t think they know themselves fully the nature of the transactions that have taken place in the FAI in the last four or five years.He added that Sport Ireland would meet with the FAI again later this week, and that the organisation was continuing its attempts to hire independent accountants to audit the association. Related Reads 18,907 Views Image: Leah Farrell/ Share Tweet Email1 Short URL Kieran Mulvey Image: Leah Farrell/ Apr 21st 2019, 3:04 PM 17 Comments 16.04.19 Auditors report FAI for breaking company law Delaney stepped down as CEO of the association in March, and moved into the role of Executive Vice President. It came after a review of the internal structures of the FAI by Jonathan Hall Associates.That came a week after The Sunday Times published details of a €100,000 cheque given to the FAI in April 2017 by Delaney, which the FAI claimed was a bridging loan to address a short-term cash flow issue.Controversy has embroiled the organisation since, and the FAI subsequently commissioned Mazars to conduct its investigation. 02.04.19 Sport Ireland says FAI ‘has not sufficiently explained’ the €100k John Delaney loan Sport Ireland claims ‘drip feed’ of media reports about FAI is harming attempts to reform organisation It follows another revelation about the FAI and its former CEO. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Hyderabad police arrest Chennai man for blackmailing 600 girls

first_imgThe Cyberabad police on Friday arrested a Chennai based techie for allegedly blackmailing 600 girls with their nude photos.Clement Raj Chezhiyan aka Pradeep lured the girls on a job offer in a five-star hotel who in return sent their nude photos and videos to him. Besides not getting a job, the girls were blackmailed by the techie for money. Based on a complaint lodged by a woman, the police registered a case arrested the techie from his home in Chennai. He was brought to Hyderabad on a transit warrant. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us According to the police, the techie who works in an MNC used to run a fake HR office from his home and cheated 600 women from various states including AP, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. The accused collected phone numbers of woman and contacted them pretending to be an HR manager of a five-star hotel and looking for attractive women for the front end office job. He would say them that they have cleared the first round and made them speak with one Archana Jagdish for the second round. Pradeep then contacted the women through another number and asked for nude pictures saying that they are particular about the candidate’s figure. He later shared the pictures and blackmailed the women for money from which he collected lakhs.last_img read more