The new FAI National Council has held its inaugural meeting after the adoption of the reforms recommended in the Governance Review Group's report.

Acting general manager of the FAI Noel Mooney has confirmed that he will leave the association and return to UEFA on 1 December. Mooney was appointed to fill the role back in May on a six-month term.

Meanwhile, FAI president Donal Conway reiterated his intention to remain on the interim board until July. 

"I have a 12-month term on an interim board," he said. "I chair it currently, I step out of the chair when the independent chair is in place. 

"Based on the opinion of the review, based on the endorsement of the members, I am a member of an interim board until July 2020."

The FAI will reveal its accounts for 2018 by early December at the latest at a reconvened AGM, where they are also likely to disclose the full details of former chief executive John Delaney's settlement.

Deloitte are on site at FAI HQ in Abbottstown as they finalise their audit of the 2018 accounts and revised 2017 accounts.

Delaney resigned from his position of executive vice president of the FAI in September.

Months after the controversy surrounding Delaney's financial dealings with his employer, several investigations are continuing into the affairs of the FAI.

The FAI Board expects to receive the Sport Ireland-commissioned KOSI report and its own Mazars report next month.

The FAI has sought privilege on two documents containing legal advice submitted to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement  (ODCE).

The ODCE has sought a High Court hearing in respect of these documents and that hearing is down for 14 November - the same day that the Republic of Ireland take on New Zealand in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

A shortlist for the appointment of four independent directors has been drawn up. This process is expected to be completed within a number of weeks. 

Among the independent members of the nominations committee proposed by Sport Ireland are former athlete Olive Loughnane

A number of other people - including television executive Larry Bass and Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle - have been drafted onto the FAI Finance Committee.