Bank of Ireland statement on FAI

Francesca McDonagh, Group Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland said:

“Working in partnership with the Government, UEFA and the new FAI Board and management team, Bank of Ireland is delighted to agree a sustainable solution to ensure the future stability of the organisation and continued support for football. We are long-term supporters of sport in Ireland from grassroots to professional level, so we understand the importance of football to communities and families throughout the country.”

“Bank of Ireland’s purpose is to enable communities to thrive and we were very keen to do everything possible so that future generations continue to enjoy this wonderful game. Our engagement with Minister Ross, UEFA and the FAI was very constructive and we were all very committed to ensuring a positive outcome.”

“Further reflecting our confidence in the future of Irish football, we have also agreed in principle a sponsorship agreement with the FAI, details of which will be announced over the coming weeks.”