John Delaney has applied for reporting restrictions to be imposed on court proceedings relating to a criminal investigation into the running of the FAI.
The association’s former chief executive is claiming “legal professional privilege” over material sought by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE).
This time last year, more than 250,000 files were seized by gardaí working with the ODCE as part of their investigation into the Football Association of Ireland.
These proceedings relate to thousands of John Delaney’s emails and whether they can be analysed by the corporate watchdog.
The High Court has been asked to determine if some of the files in question are protected by legal professional privilege.
Today, Mr Delaney’s barrister, Paul McGarry, requested an in-camera hearing, which would prohibit the media from reporting on these applications.
Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds reminded him that justice has to be “open and transparent” and refused to deal with the application today.
Instead, she adjourned the matter until next week to allow time for both sides to make submissions.