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Irish crisis hits football


The financial crisis in Ireland has hit the country's Football Association hard.   Twelve staff have been redundant and others are going to have to take pay cuts of 2.5 or 5 per cent.   The Association undertook the re-development of Lansdowne Road when the country's economic was booming.   However, they have had to discount seats at international fixtures and attendances have been disappointing.