Louth Fianna Fáil Senator Erin McGreehan has welcomed the announcement by the FAI that Ireland’s senior men’s and women’s international teams will receive equal pay in match fees with immediate effect.
Senator McGreehan commented: “This is fantastic news and a long time coming.
"Well done to all the stakeholders involved and to all our women players who have pushed for this.
"The equal pay deal shows us to be a progressive footballing nation.
"Anyone who wears the green jersey is an inspiration and a role model to all.”
The Republic of Ireland joins England, Brazil, Australia, Norway and New Zealand with football associations that pay their female and male footballers equally for representing their nation.
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