The board of the Football Association of Ireland has appointed Paul Cooke to the sub-committee overseeing ongoing investigations and procedures at the organisation

Cooke has been nominated unopposed for the vacant position of honorary treasurer after the resignation of Eddie Murphy.

Cooke joins Conway and board members Niamh O’Donoghue, Eamonn Naughton, Paraic Treanor and Noel Fitzroy on the sub-committee set up to oversee investigations and processes ongoing at the FAI.

The FAI board said in the statement that the addition of Cooke's skill set will enhance the group.

The former Waterford United director is a chartered accountant who has worked as CEO of the Irish Daily Star and the Sunday Business Post newspapers in the recent past.

FAI President Donal Conway said: "Paul Cooke’s experience in the media industry and in business, coupled with his acumen as a chartered accountant, is a valuable addition to our sub-committee."

Cooke said: "I look forward to working with the board of the FAI on this sub-committee and I am confident that my business and financial background will be an asset to the processes underway at the FAI."

He is currently a trustee of Larkview FC in Dublin and a former player-member of the club.

Delegates from FIFA are also visiting the FAI today to be briefed on the work of the Governance Review Group that has been established to try and reform the embattled organisation.