The Chairman of Sport Ireland has said the continual drip feed of information in relation to the Football Association of Ireland is difficult for those who are trying to reform the organisation.

Kieran Mulvey was speaking on RTÉ's Marian Finucane programme in relation to the latest in a series of reports about the FAI and John Delaney in The Sunday Times.

Mr Mulvey said he believed the FAI was starting to come clean with Sport Ireland, but added he did not believe that those within the FAI were fully aware of the nature of the financial transactions over the last four or five years.

He said that Sport Ireland needs to be able to deal with a group of people in the FAI who will take responsibility for what has happened to ensure change within the association.

Mr Mulvey reiterated that the FAI needs to be reformed at a senior managerial level.

He also said that no auditing firm has come forward to assist his organisation in a review of the finances of the FAI.

He said a procurement notice was issued but said "we've got no response from any firm of auditors in the country".

Mr Mulvey added: "I'd say most reputable firms - and they're all reputable I've no reason to think otherwise - don't want to put themselves into this scenario for reputational and other reasons".

He said Sport Ireland is hoping to meet the FAI again later this week.