The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport has written to Sport Ireland seeking they clarify their response to six questions relating to governance matters at the Football Association of Ireland.
In email correspondence, which has been seen by RTÉ, the committee says it wishes to put Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, Sport Ireland and the FAI "on urgent notice that it is ready to meet" and discuss governance issues.
The email, which is dated 20 November, makes reference to an earlier email dated 7 October which put six questions to Sport Ireland.
The six questions, re-produced below, relate to the expected dates of receipt and completion of reports into FAI governance.
The penultimate question asks whether details of the 'exit package' between the FAI and former chief executive John Delaney had been made available to Sport Ireland.
(A) Expected date of receipt, by Sport Ireland of the forensic audit report being carried out into matters related to the FAI, by KOSI Corporation, and confirmation of the earliest date in which Sport Ireland will be available to discuss same with the Joint Committee thereafter.
(B) The Committee notes the developments that follow receipt of that report by Sport Ireland (as per your letter) and the Committee requests that the final audit report be submitted to the Joint Committee, as soon as possible after it is presented to the Minister, bearing in mind that this forensic audit was requested by the Joint Committee at its hearings last April. An expected date of delivery of this report to the Joint Committee is requested.
(C) The expected date of completion of the Mazars report into certain matters relating to the FAI, and if, and when that report will be presented to Sport Ireland and subsequently to the Joint Committee .
(D) The expected date of completion of the Grant Thornton report into certain matters relating to the FAI, and if, and when that report will be presented to Sport Ireland and subsequently to the Joint Committee.
(E) If details of the "exit package" agreed between the FAI and former Chief Executive/Executive Vice President following his recent resignation, have, or will be supplied to Sport Ireland, and if so the Joint Committee requests details of same.
(F) Any other details of discussions/correspondence between Sport Ireland and the FAI, regarding governance issues at, and the restoration of State funding to that body which is currently suspended.
On 1 October, it was reported that Sport Ireland's forensic audit into the FAI's finances was to be delayed following Delaney's resignation, with the appointed auditors KOSI Corporation requesting more time to "seek and review extra material from the FAI".
At the FAI's National Council on 25 October, the association said it expected to receive both the Sport Ireland-commissioned KOSI report and its own Mazars report in November.