FAI confirms executive vice-president Delaney has offered to resign 

Football Association of Ireland executive vice-president John Delaney has offered to resign, the governing body has confirmed.
Delaney, 51, told an FAI board meeting on Monday that he will voluntarily step aside with immediate effect 'pending the completion of an independent investigation by the Association into issues of concern to the board'.
FAI honorary secretary Michael Cody and honorary treasurer Eddie Murray have also resigned.
Delaney recently gave up his role of chief executive with the governing body following the controversy surrounding an undisclosed loan of 100,000 Euros that he had paid to the FAI in 2017.
'John Delaney has offered to voluntarily step aside from carrying out his role as Executive Vice-President with immediate effect pending the completion of an independent investigation by the Association into issues of concern to the Board,' read an FAI statement.
'Honorary Secretary Michael Cody and Honorary Treasurer Eddie Murray have both voluntarily resigned from the Board.
'The Board would like to thank Michael Cody and Eddie Murray for their long service to Irish football and wish them well after their voluntary resignations.
'The meeting of the Board also mandated the sub-committee, set up to review Governance and recently publicised financial transactions, to press ahead with their work as a matter of urgency. 
The FAI will update Sport Ireland on all developments ahead of the meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport (on Tuesday).
'The Board of the Association wishes to assure members, football supporters and all stakeholders and sponsors that it is expediting all processes designed to restore faith in the Football Association of Ireland.
'The Board acknowledges all concerns raised by stakeholders and supporters and is working to ensure that all Government funding is restored to Irish football at the earliest opportunity.'
The FAI has come under increasing pressure since Delaney's undisclosed loan was reported last month.
Sport Ireland provides the FAI with millions of pounds worth of funding through grants generated by the tax-payers' money and has expressed its concerns over why Delaney lent the governing body such a large sum.
Sport Ireland will meet on Tuesday to discuss how it intends to uncover the FAI's mysterious accounts, while there have also been calls for the entire FAI board to resign over the controversy.

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