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People walk on Sunday on Yahtenny Bridge  near the St Petersburg stadium, which will host matches of the 2018 football World Cup. Photograph: Anton Vaganov/Reuters

With a month to go to the start of the World Cup in Russia, a Syrian-led umbrella body of NGOs has issued a plea to Vladimir Putin and other internati(...)

Image of the week:  A performer in the Russian World Cup host city of Saransk uses traditional bast shoes to show photographers how football would once have been played. Photograph: Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty

In numbers: Vanilla spike 500 Percentage rise in the price of vanilla pods since 2016, with the result that the sweet ingredient now costs more per (...)

Real Madrid won the Club World Cup last year. Photo: Getty Images

The sheer size of the number stunned the room. Fifa President Gianni Infantino told his top board last month that a fund of investors from the Middle(...)

Derry-born James McClean: the very reason such players choose to appear in a Republic of Ireland jersey is that they do not feel at home in an environment where they have to justify their identities. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Twenty years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, a great deal has changed in Northern Ireland, now a place very much in vogue. Thanks to the s(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill may discuss he recent talks with Stoke City at the inaugural Nations League draw in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having finally, formally extended his stay until the end of the next qualification campaign, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will travel to(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

With 21 per cent, Katie Taylor topped the poll and  regained the title of Ireland’s most admired sports star. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Taylor has regained the title of Ireland’s most admired sports star – knocking Conor McGregor off his perch, his popularity halved compared with(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney  at the Ireland-Denmark game. The association would have been guaranteed about €6.8 million in prize money for participating at the tournament. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night represents a significant blow to the FAI as it continues its long-running battle to clear the huge burden(...)

Dublin’s Aviva Stadium: Winning the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup would bring a potential economic windfall of €1.5 billion. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie
Answering Ireland’s call

Two Irish teams will do battle for the 2023 Rugby World Cup: the starting XV on the pitch; off it, an organising group hoping to land hosting rights. (...)

Shane Long, Rob Elliott, Daryl Horgan and John O’Shea in good spirits during the Republic of Ireland squad training session  in Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jon Walters looks set to make it safely into the travelling party for this weekend’s World Cup qualifier in Georgia. Jeff Hendrick may yet be fit in(...)

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