The Football Association of Ireland has said it has answered "all queries" from Sport Ireland regarding a loan given to the organisation by its chief executive John Delaney.

The agency yesterday wrote to the president of the FAI asking for the board of the association to "clarify the media reports concerning a loan" from Delaney, "including the circumstances of the loan and its repayment."

The Association says it has responded in full to the letter and is willing to meet with Minister Ross and Sport Ireland to discuss these matters further.

"The Football Association of Ireland confirms that a reply has been sent to John Treacy, CEO of Sport Ireland, in relation to a letter received on behalf of Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross on Tuesday," the statement read.

"The FAI has answered all queries raised in the letter from Mr Treacy and looks forward to his response.

"The FAI are also willing to meet with Minister Ross and Sport Ireland to discuss these matters further.

"Also, the FAI has also written to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement offering clarification on any issues raised by a 2017 bridging loan made by Chief Executive Officer John Delaney to the Association and will answer any questions that the ODCE may have.

It comes after John Delaney confirmed in recent days that he had provided the FAI with a €100,000 bridging loan in April 2017.

He said he "acted in the best interests of the association at a time when immediate funding was needed" during what he described as a "short-term cash flow issue" experienced by the FAI.

The FAI said the money was repaid in full to its chief executive two months later in June 2017.