On Friday, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) will meet for its first meeting in more than a decade.
The governing body is also expected to announce a number of changes in the coming weeks including the abolition of the six-team tier and a change to the playing structure.
The FAI’s first meeting as an independent body will take place at the Ballyshannon Athletic Club, in Dublin, on March 15, 2021.
The meeting will also see the appointment of the new chief executive, Kevin O’Connor.
The appointment of O’Connors predecessor, Michael Lowry, was announced last month.
It’s expected the FAI will also take steps to modernise the governing body’s structure, particularly with regard to its financial and administrative structure.
The FAU, which has traditionally been a major promoter of rugby union, has been left behind by other sporting bodies.
The FAI is now the sole body to which the sport can be played and its members cannot play in the national league, the Pro12, or any other competition.
There are currently 13 member nations in the Pro 12, a group of four teams competing in the World Cup, the Champions Cup and the European Championships.
Ireland has been playing in the Super Rugby tournament since 2008 and has been the only one to have won the tournament since 2011.
The new FAU chief executive will have the opportunity to set out a plan for improving the club’s finances and its ability to attract new fans and fans from outside the country.
The chief executive is expected to be tasked with overhauling the FAU’s governance structure and also the organisation’s financial structure.
A number of other major changes are also expected in the next few months.
The most significant of which is a reduction in the number of clubs from 16 to 10.
These changes are due to be announced by the FA on April 30.
The other changes include a reduction of the number the number, and the size, of the stadium from 30,000 to 20,000.
The number of international games will also be reduced to four.
The number of matches played in a year will also decline from the current six to four in 2021.
In recent years, the FA has been forced to close venues, including the Bandon stadium in County Galway, to make way for the new Rugby World Cup.
It was a decision that was criticised by some fans of the sport, who argued that there were better alternatives.
A change to scheduling of the 2019 World Cup was also brought forward in 2021, with Ireland set to host the tournament from 2019, with England, France and the USA also competing.
It will also mean that Ireland will play the 2019 Rugby World Cups in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Despite the decision to make the World Cups on the back of a reduced population, the sport is still one of the most popular and lucrative in the world.
In the past five years, a record number of Irish fans have watched matches on television, with many attending matches in person.
However, the Irish Rugby Union has also faced financial problems in recent years.
The annual income of the organisation, which includes the Pro 13, has dropped by 10% in the last five years.
The club’s accounts were last audited by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in October 2018.
A financial audit is carried out by the Irish Securities and Investments Commission (ISAIC) to determine whether the company’s financial position is sustainable.
The audit report revealed that the organisation was unable to make financial contributions to the club to the tune of €4.9m to €5.6m.
The club’s previous annual report also revealed that it had a loss of €1.7m to date.
The football union has been in administration since May 2018, with the governing bodies decision to put the organisation under liquidation in June 2020.
The organisation has been on the verge of liquidation for the last seven years, following the financial crisis in the late 1990s.
The Football Association had initially agreed to buy the club for €3.8m.