Jose Mourinho has insisted his players were happy to travel to Haifa ahead of tonight’s Champions League fixture against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Photograph: Afp

José Mourinho has claimed he had no “Graeme Le Saux” in his Chelsea squad as he confirmed none of his players had expressed reluctance to travel to (...)

 Robbie Keane celebrates after qualifying for Euro 2012 in the Aviva. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Belgium 2 Rep of Ireland 1 1998 World Cup, France Brussels, November 11th, 1997 After one-legged playoffs in 1965 and 1995, Ireland’s fir(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane applauds the fans after losing the European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland will face Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Euro 2016 play-offs. Martin O’Neill’s men missed the chance of automatic qualificat(...)

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(...)

The late Jerry Collins in action for New Zealand during the 2007 World Cup. Photograph: William West/Getty Images

Two major stories from the world of sport dominated the headlines all day yesterday. One was genuinely tragic. The other was merely sad – in the small(...)

 Football Association of Ireland  statement addressing the €5 million settlement agreement with Fifa to drop legal action over the Thierry Henry handball that kept the country out of the 2010 World Cup.

Fifa released a statement on Thursday night in a bid to clarify remarks made earlier in the day by FAI chief executive John Delaney over a €5 milli(...)

Just over a decade since he carved a dreamlike swathe through defences as the focal point of Arsenal’s “invincibles”, Thierry Henry will this weeke(...)

 Irelad captain Roy Keane in action against Portugal at Lansdowne Road. ,  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.The Irish times.

Time to draw on a selection of excellent Ireland performances from the archives.June 2001Republic of Ireland 1 Portugal 1Most Irish soccer fans will r(...)

Richard Dunne: In the beginning, he must have looked an outside bet to become what he eventually did: a crowd favourite, brave to a fault and a player who carried the best of the qualities of the old era with him into the new. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA

It is one of the great football images: Richard Dunne and Thierry Henry sitting together on the grass in Paris minutes after France and Ireland finish(...)

Ashley Cole has joined Roma on a free transfer. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has completed his free transfer move to Roma.The 33-year-old left back, a free agent following his rel(...)