A National Football Scandal, even Champagne Charlie could not compare to Chancer Delaney. Only Happens in the Banana Republic, where you are paid millions, Why? The Golden Circle, John Delaney splashed almost €1 million of FAI cash on items including hotels, limousines, jewellery and online shopping,

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Payments to Delaney’s former girlfriend could prove key to potential prosecution

FAI records indicate Susan Keegan was paid some €95k between 2012 and 2014

Sun, Sep 13, 2020, 17:35 Emmet MaloneJohn Delaney: in their book, Champagne
                      Football, Sunday Times journalists Mark Tighe and
                      Paul Rowan suggest that the former FAI CEO’s
                      credit card was used at times to pay for
                      jewellery, limousines and hotels. Photograph: Ryan
                      Byrne/Inpho

John Delaney: in their book, Champagne Football, Sunday Times journalists Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan suggest that the former FAI CEO’s credit card was used at times to pay for jewellery, limousines and hotels. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The FAI may have subsidised John Delaney’s lavish lifestyle and efforts to fend off press interest in his activities to the tune of three quarters of a million but it is the much smaller payments recorded as having been made to his former girlfriend, Susan Keegan, which are likely to be central to any potential prosecution of the association’s former chief executive.

Keegan is recorded by the FAI to have been paid some €95,000 by the association between 2012 and 2014.

Former FAI boss John Delaney now living and working in the UK

The fat cat earned an annual salary of €360,000 and was also having his €3,000 a month rent paid for by the FAI

Click to play John Delaney speaks to an Oireachtas Committee about the €100,000 loan to the FAI  

Former FAI boss John Delaney is now living and working in the UK, it has emerged.

The former football chief, 52, quit in shame last September following revelations of a €100,000 loan he gave to the struggling association.

The fat cat earned an annual salary of €360,000 and was also having his €3,000 a month rent paid for by the FAI.

On Wednesday, the High Court in Dublin heard that an arrangement has been reached with Delaney over how the inspection of certain documents and emails seized from the association is to be conducted.

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement seized a number of documents and material from the FAI’s offices at Abbottstown, Dublin on foot of a search warrant last February.

Former FAI CEO John Delaney (Image: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)

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