The FAI has offered to bring forward its meeting with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport by a week.

The meeting, which was postponed twice previously, had been scheduled for 10 April, but members had hinted that an earlier date might be more suitable to discuss the matters arising around FAI governance.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the association confirmed an offer in writing to meet on 3 April instead and "the FAI awaits the committee’s response".

It also added that chief executive John Delaney will lead the delegation at the meeting.

Delaney confirmed last Saturday night that he provided a €100,000 "bridging loan" to his employer in 2017 and that it was repaid.

Noel Rock, TD for Dublin North West, and member of the committee, told RTÉ's Drivetime yesterday: "There are serious questions that have to be answered in relation to the finances of the FAI, the cash flow position of the FAI and in relation to the loan."

The FAI said yesterday that it was willing to meet Sports Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland, the body that distributes State funding to sporting organisations, to give more detail on the loan if desired.

It has also written to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement to offer clarification on any issues raised by the loan, and said it will answer any questions on the matter.