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(...)

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(...)

John Delaney said the compensation was agreed on the basis of Fifa’s “real concerns” over the strength of the FAI’s legal claim. Photograph: Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney has given a new account of why the organisation received a payment of €5 million from Fifa in the wake of Ireland’s c(...)

 Republic of Ireland and Everton midfielder Aiden McGeady, pictured   at the FAI Future Football programme launch with Tadhg Scanlon, Rachel and Sarah Fitzmaurice, Callum Carroll, Isobel O’Kane, Evan O’Kane and Conor Scanlon, hopes to end his season on a high with victory over Scotland. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

He has not, he observes, known a season like it, but as Aiden McGeady picks over the bones of the injury affected campaign just about concluded, that (...)

John Delaney Chief Executive of the FAI is worried about the Fifa presidential election on Friday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 2:13

FAI chief executive John Delaney still believes that Sepp Blatter will win the Fifa presidential election this Friday, despite the arrests of senio(...)

FAI chief John Delaney was contacted the Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary Patricia King over the treatment of labourers in Qatar building the facilities for the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called on the FAI to take up the cause of immigrant workers in Qatar with its general secretary, Patricia King,(...)

FAI chief John Delaney: “Blatter has had a hell of a run at it. But surely he knows . . . that outside of the voting chambers that the world, the football public, the players and supporters want change.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney has confirmed that the association will follow Uefa’s lead in the Fifa presidential election this weekend in Zurich a(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: his side face England in a friendly international at the Aviva Stadium on June 7th. Photograph: Inpho

The first of the “general sale” tickets for the Republic of Ireland’s friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium on June 7th will go (...)

 Republic of Ireland manager  Martin O’Neill has a  kickabout  with Mark Bates and Anna Secka at the launch of the 2015 SportsWorld FAI Summer Soccer Schools at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has not ruled out the idea of looking to stay on for a second qualification campaign, even if his team fail(...)

 Martin O’Neill: “There’s a fairly decent chance he might have had a few caps for us before he actually makes his debut for England considering the way he’s playing but he said he wanted to play for England and that has remained the same. Fine, if that’s the case.”

Martin O’Neill says he has given up any hope of Tottenham striker Harry Kane playing for Ireland but insists he is still exploring a number of other (...)