Belfast City Hall: officials in the Football Association of Ireland  and the Irish Football Association have been invited to attend joint reception in Belfast to celebrate both teams qualifying for  Euro 2016. Photograph:  Joe Fox/Getty Images

The two soccer associations on the island of Ireland are this week faced with the dilemma of deciding how to respond to a controversial invitation to(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Boxer Michael Conlan drove back to Belfast for his tie, so no one could begrudge him his Sports Personality of the Year crown. “If I hadn’t won it, I’d have been disappointed,” he beamed. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

RTÉ’s annual sports awards, a time for us all to unite and salute our people’s wondrous achievements through the year; a time to take pride in our fel(...)

Michael Conlan with his Sports Person of The Year Award Photograph:Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael Conlan was named the RTÉ Sports Person of the year on Saturday night. The honour crowns a remarkable year for Conlan, who became Ireland’s fi(...)

Ukraine assistant coach Volodymyr Onyshchenko, manager of Poland Adam Nawalka, Michael O’Neill and Germany boss  Joachim Low pose after their sides were drawn together at next summer’s European Championships. Photograph: Getty

Michael O’Neill will seek help from his Scotland and Ireland counterparts ahead of Northern Ireland’s European Championship debut in France next summe(...)

Volodymyr Onyshchenko, assistant coach of Ukraine, Adam Nawalka, manager of Poland, Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill  and Joachim Löw  pose for photographs during the Euro 2016 draw at  Palais des Congres in Paris. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manager Michael O’Neill insisted Northern Ireland would be fearless in France after being drawn against world champions Germany at Euro 2016. They wi(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is hoping to sign a new four-year contract. Photograph: Getty Images.

Certainty regarding Northern Ireland’s return to a major tournament is not reflected in their manager’s future. Contrary to the usual scenario, specu(...)

Philips Manager of the Year award winners  Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill with  Philips MD Cel O’Reilly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Without it being groundbreaking, there’s some symmetry to the O’Neills sharing the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award. At the 33rd instalment of(...)

Martin and Michael O’Neill have been named the joint-Philips Sports Managers of the year. Ireland Manager Martin and Northern Ireland manager Michael(...)

Pearse McAuley leaves Cavan Courthouse following his sentencing for the Christmas 2014 attack on his wife Pauline Tully. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan.

While now beginning a long prison term for an act of extreme domestic violence that left his estranged wife lucky to survive, Pearse McAuley (50) bec(...)