MacSharry calls for FAI board chairman to resign

Sligo Leitrim Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry has called for the resignation of the chairman of the FAI board Roy Barrett and strongly criticised the appointment of high-ranking civil servant Robert Watt to the association’s top table.

Deputy MacSharry has been vocal on the latest round of boardroom turbulence in the FAI with a row that centres around the signing of January’s rescue deal.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that restores state funding has yet to be voted through by FAI members and contentious terms include the addition of extra independent directors and an immediate exit for FAI Council representatives with more than ten years service.

Unhappy FAI Board and Council members have questioned the legal authority of Mr Barrett to sign into that memorandum without the approval of a meeting.

Speaking during a Dail session in the National Convention Centre, Deputy MacSharry made his call for Mr Barrett to resign.