Argentina’s Lionel Messi during yesterday’s game against Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Day 20 and Bill O’Herlihy warned us that “it’ll be messy after the break”, so you assumed Kenny and Richie were on punditry duty again. But it was act(...)

Martin O’Neill, or whoever gets the gig as next manager of the Irish football team, is going to get quite a lot of quids, but it’s hard to shake the suspicion that nothing else but perfection is going to keep the critics off his back once that initial burst of “new-era-fresh-start-everyone’s-shoulder-to-the-wheel” enthusiasm wears off. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

An old Irish Press colleague, the late Brian Featherstonhaugh, had an admirably straight-forward response to anyone ringing in complaining about mista(...)

The FAI has six weeks in which to pay the five-figure compensation sum awarded to Paul Sheridan or appeal the Employment Appeals Tribunal’s decision to the Circuit Court.

Former Football Association of Ireland development officer Paul Sheridan has been awarded a five-figure compensation sum after the Employment Appeals (...)

Former Republic of Ireland captain Tony Grealish died on Monday night, aged 56. Photograph: David Cannon/Allsport

Leading FAI officials as well as former Ireland managers Eoin Hand and John Giles have paid tribute to Tony Grealish the former Leyton Orient, (...)