Since responding to Parliamentary Question No. 136 of 18 April 2019, concerning the FAI 'Grassroots Integration through Football' project which is funded by the Department under the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the position of the Department regarding the status of grant payments remains the same.
No additional grant payments will be made to the FAI, until such time as it becomes clear that confidence in the organisation’s governance is re-established. If and when that confidence is re-established, the Department will then assess a request for the next grant instalment in line with the normal policies and procedures governing AMIF grant payments.
The Department is aware of the on-going developments with regard to governance and management in the FAI, in particular the upcoming AGM and EGM. The Department remains in contact with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Sport Ireland in respect of this matter and will take advice from them on the issue of providing any further funding to the FAI.