Ireland players have rubbished suggestions made in an Argentinian newspaper that they were paid $10,000 each in return for Lionel Messi emerging from 2010’s friendly game at the Aviva unscathed. Photograph: Getty

Irish players involved in the friendly game against Argentina nearly five years ago have dismissed as “absolute nonsense,” a story in which it is sugg(...)

Lionel Messi dribbles past Robbie Keane in the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in 2010. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The FAI has denied allegations made in Argentinian newspaper La Nacion that the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at Lansdowne Road in 2010 wa(...)

 Ireland’s football team:  continues to dole out nothing but heartbreak. Photograph: Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic

The Ireland football team continues to dole out nothing but heartbreak and misery for supporters but at least we still have our accountants to keep th(...)

The FAI shredded and replaced 18,000 programmes for Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland after comments made by John Delaney about Fifa. Photograph: PA

The FAI have shredded and replaced 18,000 matchday programmes ahead of Saturday’s European Championships qualifier against Scotland in order to get(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni and  John Delaney at the Galway Races in 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Giovanni Trapattoni, former manager of the Irish soccer team, has provided many memorable quotes over the years; one of his most stinging came in reac(...)

The European Parliament has called on the outgoing head of Fifa Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect, arguing that the international football federation should appoint an interim president.   File photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

The European Parliament has called on the outgoing head of Fifa Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect, arguing that the international football (...)

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney  with Paschal Donohoe TD Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, at the Republic of Ireland V England International Friendly. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

FAI chief executive, John Delaney, will not face Oireachtas questioning about the five million euro pay-off from Fifa for a Thierry Henry handball whi(...)

John Delaney contacted TDs on the committee before the decision was made not to question him over the payment. Photograph: Inpho

John Delaney will not be invited to speak before a Dáil committee over the €5 million payment made to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in the(...)

Committee TDs and senators will decide today on whether to call in FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire 0:47

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has contacted TDs on the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Sport in advance of a deci(...)

Scottish Football Association chief executive   Stewart Regan. Photo:   Danny Lawson/PA

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at his Football Association of Ireland counterpart John D(...)