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This year
Players’ union urges blocked trial of temporary concussion subs to be reconsidered
There is widespread acceptance that the existing concussion protocol is not being followed properly in all cases.
FAI Board members ratified at Association's resumed AGM
Kerry FC was also confirmed as a Member of the FAI.
Last year
FAI report €6.7m surplus, debt remains at €63.5m
The association held their 2022 AGM at Dublin’s Mansion House today.
All time
# Finances
Irish rugby is 'far from out of the woods' warns IRFU at its AGM
CEO Philip Browne told the union’s AGM that is still in financial crisis.
# latest
Another tedious FAI gathering highlights how much work is required to untangle the mess
John Fallon reports from a pivotal FAI AGM.
# Saga
Board of the FAI issues public apology 'for the mistakes of the past'
The apology was made after a request had been made to FAI President Donal Conway at today’s AGM.
Departing Board member Fitzroy may re-appear on FAI's new football committee
Elsewhere, Shane Ross last night met with Fifa and Uefa, amid warnings over government interference at the Association.
# Reform
Conway sails through re-election as Paul Cooke voted FAI vice-president
Incumbent Noel Fitzroy dramatically withdrew his nomination for Vice-President to avoid ‘further crisis’ at the Association.
# Full time
John Delaney 'is still on the payroll' of FAI - Sport Ireland CEO
John Treacy said it is his understanding that Delaney has stepped aside from the association.
Ryanair chairman David Bonderman gets shareholder slapdown amid strikes
The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum had recommended that members block Bonderman’s re-election.
# Advertising
Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news
Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.
# Injection centres
Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says
Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.
# warning
Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy
Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.
Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.
# Finances
Munster Rugby announce forecasted deficit of €1.9 million
71% of Munster’s tickets sales now come from outside the Limerick area.
'Last year the media submitted a list of questions that have still not been answered'
Our columnist, former Cork City chief, John O’Sullivan takes a look at this weekend’s FAI AGM.
Teacher spat at, punched and had fire extinguisher thrown at her in classroom
Whyte said it’s not fair that teachers have to use up their sick leave when they need time off after being attacked.
# Green shoots
What do farmers want?
To be like Scotland, for starters.
# belgian blueprint
FAI extend talent programme to include Ireland's most promising 10-year-olds
World Cup 2026 here we come.
# safe staffing
Irish health service "is now critical and frequently unsafe"
That’s according to the INMO, which is to launch its Safe Staffing initiative tomorrow at its AGM.
# 999
Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers
The AGM for Ireland’s Chief Fire Officers will discuss the latest technology, staffing, and responding to 999 calls.
# doctor doctor
Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM
The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.
# stepped down
Ben Gilroy resigns as leader of Direct Democracy Ireland
Jaan Van de Ven has been chosen as the new party leader.
# Planning ahead
Cavan GAA club take steps to ensure AGM starts on time to avoid Late Late Toy Show clash
The meeting has been set for 7.45pm sharp on Friday.
# Health system
Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis'
The National Association of General Practitioners says 150 practices around the country are at risk of closure due to funding shortages.
IRFU play down €14.9m profit as Fitzgerald appointed president
The union say the large surplus is down to a ‘once off’ €11.5 million.
ESB workers protest over plans to pay €78.4m dividend to State
Workers say the approval of the payment would be unlawful at a time when the semi-state’s pension fund has a €1.6 billion deficit.
# Alcohol
Publicans feel 'neglected' by government
Eighty six per cent of publicans are dissatisfied with government support, while 39 per cent have made reductions in staffing levels.
# Bankers' Pay
Government won’t use Bank of Ireland stake to oppose Boucher’s €843k salary
The taxpayer’s 15 per cent stake in the bank won’t be used to try and stop shareholders approving Richie Boucher’s pay.
Motion passed for county boards to sign up to players' charter
It has also been decided that the idea of combined Ulster Hurling squads will be further explored.
Arsene Wenger: Champions League qualification bigger than FA Cup
“For me there are five trophies: Premier League, Champions League, the third is to qualify for the Champions League, the fourth is the FA Cup and the fifth is the League Cup,” he said.
'I'll take a 10% pay cut,' says FAI chief John Delaney
The association boss informed AGM delegates that his annual salary will be reduced from €400,000 to €360,000.
# Credit Unions
Government pledges support for Credit Union reform
The Finance Minister is to establish an implementation group in order to facilitate the restructuring of the the country’s Credit Unions.
# Health
Healthcare reform: It's a case of 'as you were'
Outgoing president of the Irish Medical Organisation has said that little has changed for healthcare workers at the coalface during the past year.
# News Corp
Murdoch family to come under pressure at News Corp AGM
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and sons will likely face the ire of shareholders angry over the company’s association with the phone hacking scandal in the UK.
# Catholic Church
Catholic priests' association calls for radical change at AGM
In a keynote speech, Fr Kevin Hegarty spoke about changing the way bishops are chosen and how the Catholic Church views sexuality.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed…
Eggs thrown at BOI executives during bank's AGM
Shareholders have been questioning the bank’s performance, with one becoming so irate he threw eggs at the bank’s chairman and CEO in an attack akin to the one he launched at AIB’s 2009 AGM.