Tom Geraghty, Mercer Ireland chief executive: “If you look at one of the frustrations I have had since coming into the CEO position, it is that we are still known as a pensions firm.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...)’s business. Mercer also runs the European, Middle East and Africa arm of its global investments business out(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter delivered a short speech at the opening ceremony of the Fifa Congress in Zurich on Thursday  during a turbulent week for the federation. Photograph: Reuters.

(...). Leaders of the delegates from Africa and Asia declared their intention yesterday to stick with Blatter(...)

South Africa’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula:  maintained that the government had yet to see a copy of the indictment that outlines the alleged corruption. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Allegations that South Africa paid a $10 million bribe to a Fifa official when bidding for the 2010(...)

Barbarians’ Zane Kirchner touches down to score a try in the game against an Ireland XVat Thomond park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...)-22. BARBARIANS: Zane Kirchner (Leinster & South Africa); Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues & Wales), Joe(...)

Chuck Blazer faces a maximum penalty of 10 years for failing to report foreign bank accounts and five years for tax evasionPhoto: Getty Images

(...) indictment said. Mr. Blazer voted for South Africa, which was awarded the World Cup, the indictment said. He(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been instructed, along with all Fifa’s Swiss employees, not to leave the jurisdiction until told otherwise. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

(...) inclusion in the indictment of evidence of payments made in relation to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa(...)

Ulster’s Chris Henry scoring a try against Glasgow last week: “This is my third time playing against a Baa Baas team and it’s always a tough but really enjoyable game against them.” Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

(...) win over South Africa last November on the morning of the match in scary circumstances due to a heart(...)

Nike signed a €100 million sponsorship deal with the Brazilian Football Confederation in 1996 and still has an agreement with the association – but US attorney general Loretta Lynch would not comment on whether or not the company was involved in the investigation. Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

(...) bribery and corruption in the bidding process for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, the 2011 Fifa(...)

The 12 alleged criminal schemes at the centre of the long-running conspiracy include plots to rig the bidding for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the 2011 Fifa presidential elections and the 2016 Centennial Cop America, scheduled to be played in the US. Photograph: EPA 2:13

Africa, the 2011 Fifa presidential elections and the 2016 Centennial Cop America, scheduled to be played(...)

At the launch of the  Galway Arts Festival festival programme  are (from left):  Amy Conroy, Caoimhe Regan, artistic director Paul Fahy and Sonya Kelly. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

(...), part political polemic, it examines European colonial policies in Africa and will, he says, “generate a(...)