Mrs Robinson’s new role

Nobody could accuse UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of having a shortage of ambassadors to promote the urgency of tackling global warming, following (...)

John Teeling: veteran warhorse of the Irish exploration industry. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Companies connected to John Teeling, the veteran warhorse of the Irish exploration industry, are close to sealing a peace treaty with authorities in t(...)

 James Rodriguez of Colombia:  the 22-year-old has a bright and rewarding future ahead of him if this tournament is anything to go by. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

An early contender for my tournament highlight came in May several weeks before a ball had been kicked when Fifa emailed to confirm the approval of th(...)

Fans of Brazil react after their loss to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Reuters

Where were you when Germany hammered Brazil, granddad? The stadium media centre (“SMC” to young people) at the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo has i(...)

  USA coach Juergen Klinsmann  after losing the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match against Belgium. Photograph: Srdjan Suki/Epa

Underneath the jingoistic backlash that engulfed Jurgen Klinsmann last month when he dared to say that the United States national team was not current(...)

 Brazil’s Fernandinho (right) scoes despite the attention of Cameroon’s Nicolas Nkoulou. Marius Becker/Epa

Cameroon’s football federation (FECAFOOT) is to investigate allegations of match-fixing by its players at the World Cup finals.The FECAFOOT’s ethics (...)

Plane wrongWhat is it with airlines and Twitter and the World Cup? First, Delta were mercilessly slagged for choosing an image of a giraffe to represe(...)

Clontarf has a 60 per cent stake in the Tano 2A licence while Petrel has a 30 per cent interest

Clontarf Energy has said court proceedings over its Tano 2A licence in Ghana have been temporarily adjourned and will be heard again on July 7th.In Ap(...)

Suspended: Luis Suárez. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

There had been descriptions of Luis Suárez after his bite on Tuesday. Many puns. Many insults. Some sympathy. But few cut to the chase as much as Slat(...)

 Ghana midfielders Sulley Muntari (pictured) and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been suspended indefinitely from the national team and sent home from the World Cup in Brazil for disciplinary reasons, the Ghana Football Association has announced. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Ghana’s two biggest stars have been suspended from the team just hours ahead of their crucial World Cup match. Sulley Muntari, the AC Milan’s midfiel(...)