Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross has indicated that the government will seek input from UEFA in any potential attempt to save the beleaguered FAI. 

There remains no guarantee that state funding will be restored to the association, which has net liabilities in excess of €55m.  

FAI executive lead Paul Cooke and five members of the FAI board attended a meeting at Leinster House on Monday night, where Minister Ross was joined by Minister of State Brendan Griffin Brendan Griffin. 

A statement issued on behalf of both politicians read: "The KOSI report stated that an unreformed FAI was unfit to receive government funding. That process of reform is still far from complete.

"The government cannot provide direct financial support to the FAI. We are finalising a mechanism to get our youth field programme funding to the front line. Our priorities are players at every level, staff in the organisation, volunteers across the country and supporters.

"We will be seeking an early meeting with UEFA in the coming days to intensify the search for a solution to the deep problems inflicted on the FAI."

The statement added that: "The FAI directors accepted the need for all previous directors to exit.

"The FAI directors accepted the need for a full change of culture in the organisation.

"The FAI directors accepted the need for the independent Chair and directors to be appointed urgently.

"The FAI directors accepted the need for the appointment of an independent CEO without undue delay."

Cooke described the meeting as "constructive". 

"We outlined our position as regards the current financial situation at the FAI, our ongoing governance reforms and culture change and where we go from here," he said in a statement. 

"We stressed how the immediate focus of the board and the association has to be on the financial restructuring necessary to safeguard jobs, the FAI's financial future and the appointment of an independent chairperson and three independent directors."