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Irish women’s team call off strike following talks with FAI

The Republic of Ireland women’s football team have reached an agreement with the FAI about working conditions following mediation talks.

Yesterday the players carried out their threat not to attend a training camp as they fought for the right to compensation from the governing body to cover lost earnings while on international duty, and improved resources.

The FAI confirmed this morning the talks had led to all issues being resolved and the players will now resume training ahead of Monday’s game against Slovakia in Tallaght Stadium.

The statement said:

“The Football Association of Ireland and the Republic of Ireland senior women’s national team have reached agreement, following mediation talks.

“Discussions between both sides came to a successful conclusion earlier on Thursday morning, where all ‘Issues to be addressed’, as outlined by the players, were successfully resolved.

“Following the positive outcome to the mediation process the players confirmed that they will return to training today, in preparation for their international fixture against Slovakia on Monday at Tallaght Stadium.

“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.”

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