Ireland Women's team reach deal with FAI in early, early hours 5 years ago

Ireland Women's team reach deal with FAI in early, early hours

After a long night of intense talks, an agreement has been reached between the FAI and the Ireland Women's National Team.

Ending a row that began when the players highlighted their unfair treatment - from sharing kit to missing out on bonus fees and missing work days - mediation talks came to an end in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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At 3:25am, the FAI released a statement confirming that discussions between the two sides "came to a successful conclusion" and that the issues raised by the players had been resolved.

"The Association is pleased that both sides have reached common agreement and a settlement, which allows the two parties to move forward together as one, in the best interests of Irish football." the FAI statement read.

The PFAI was joined by members of the Ireland team in giving its united take on the agreement.

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It will be a long day for the team, who will return to training this afternoon after turning out en masse at the talks last night in a show of solidarity.

Ireland are preparing to face Slovakia on Monday at Tallaght Stadium.