A government delegation will meet with senior Bank of Ireland officials today to discuss the FAI's ongoing financial problems. 

Minister for Sport Shane Ross, Minister of State Brendan Griffin, and newly appointed independent chairperson of the association Roy Barrett will meet with BOI at 2pm. 

RTÉ Sport understands that Minister Ross also plans to hold discussions with unions who represent FAI employees.

It follows talks between the Department of Sport, the FAI and UEFA yesterday.

The FAI is at risk of insolvency and has previously asked the Irish Government for a guarantee of €18m.

Government funding to the FAI has been suspended after it emerged that former chief executive John Delaney gave a €100,000 loan to the association in 2017.

It was revealed in December that the FAI faces debts of up to €62m.

"We are very encouraged by what has happened, we want to make sure that soccer at the grassroots is preserved, we want to make sure that the interests of the staff who have served the FAI very, very well in the past and hopefully in the future are protected as well," Minster Ross said yesterday.

"We are anxious to restore the funding which we had taken away from them in order to benefit grassroots soccer.

"We have absolutely maintained rigidly we are not going to bail out anybody, that is not on the cards."