FIFPRO Praises the End of Pay Gap in Irish Football

FIFPRO Praises the End of Pay Gap in Irish Football
On 17 September 2021, the world association of professional footballers welcomed a regulatory change implemented by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) to equal international match fees for female and male footballers on international duty.

In the past few weeks, it was announced that the FAI had agreed to equal match fees for the men’s and women’s national teams. It all started four years ago, during a media conference in which footballers representing the women’s national team of Eire denounced that “FAI treated them like fifth-class citizens” as Irish female footballers were not remunerated while on international duty. This amendment was an important part of...

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