FAI and Republic of Ireland Women's National Team talks come to "successful conclusion"
Both parties were locked in talks until the early hours of Thursday morning07:33 Thursday 6 April 2017, 7:33 6 Apr 2017
The FAI and the Republic of Ireland Women's National Team have reached an agreement after mediation talks carried on into the early hours of Thursday morning.
Players did not attend scheduled training ahead of their clash with Slovakia next Monday, but will return to full training today as a result of the talks.
The FAI said it was "pleased that both sides have reached common agreement and a settlement" and urges the two parties to "move forward as one, in the best interests of Irish football".
Talks continued until the Association released a statement at 3.25am on Thursday morning.
Long night,tough going-finally both sides came to an agreement!Victory!thank you for all your support.It proves unity is a powerful force👊🏻— emma byrne (@emmsb30) April 6, 2017
Happy to have finally come to an agreement after a long night. Big thanks to everyone who showed their support on all this #IRLWNT ❤️☘️⚽️— Stephanie Roche (@StephanieRoche9) April 6, 2017
The issues were highlighted on Tuesday morning after players held a press conference to air their grievances with the FAI.
Reimbursement for loss of earnings through attending international games, match fees and tracksuits for team members travelling to and from games were all highlighted.
The Women's National team were represented alongside members of the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland (PFAI) and members of SIPTU.
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