Ulster Bank’s new chief executive Gerry Mallon told the “Belfast Telegraph” in September: “I need the buzz: the livelier the city, the better.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ulster Bank’s new chief executive Gerry Mallon will be a busy man next June. That’s when he takes up the reins at Ulster Bank’s business in the Republ(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini has been suspended for 90 days by the Fifa ethics committee. Photograph: Getty Images.

Michel Platini has been given the unanimous backing of all 54 nations in Uefa as he seeks to justify a payment of €1.85 million made to him by Sepp B(...)

Wes Hoolahan: has become an increasingly influential figure in the Republic of Ireland squad. Photo: Adam Holt/Action

The Irish team’s qualification for the playoffs will provide a late boost to the €5 million-plus profit that the FAI was already predicting it will ma(...)

File photo of Uefa president Michel Platini Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP

Suspended Uefa president Michel Platini lodged an appeal with Fifa against his 90-day ban from the game on Saturday while French soccer’s governing bo(...)

Richie Towell and Brian Gartland of Dundalk in action against Aliaksandr Karnitski of BATE Borisov in the  Champions League second qualifying round, second leg at Oriel Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

FAI competitions director Fran Gavin has described as “interesting” a proposal discussed at a Uefa meeting in Malta on Wednesday for a third European (...)

Sepp Blatter’s fifth term as Fifa president has lasted just four days with the 79-year-old announcing that he is to resign. Photograph: Getty Images 2:49

Instead of four years, Sepp Blatter’s fifth term as Fifa president has lasted just four days with the 79-year-old announcing on Tuesday evening that h(...)

Sepp Blatter has claimed the arrest of seven FIFA officials on US corruption indictments may have been an attempt to interfere with the congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president. Photograph: PA

The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed what he ca(...)

FAI chief John Delaney: “There is always controversy around Fifa and its decision and its governance and the one person who has always been at the head of that for a long time is Sepp Blatter.” Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

FAI chief executive John Delaney has described yesterday morning’s events in Zurich as “shocking,” and hinted at the possibility of a boycott of forth(...)

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(...)

Uefa are set to relax the FFP laws which saw Manchester City hit with a €68 million fine. Photograph: Epa

The financial fair play rules that saw Manchester City handed a huge fine by Uefa last season are set to be relaxed.Uefa is expected to announce next (...)