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  Pablo Santos, an event promoter for Wigwam bar, Dublin, is expecting a large number of Brazil fans for the side’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday

If you walk past Dublin’s Wigwam bar on Sunday afternoon you will hear a strange blend of electronic samba and the battle cries of Brazilians psyching(...)

The Republic of Ireland team sun bathe during Italia ‘90. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Paul Getty, Marlene Dietrich and Sarah Bernhardt are among the many rich and famous who have checked in to the Trianon Palace Hotel in Versailles sin(...)

The Republic of Ireland squad training in Abbotstown this morning. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland striker Jonathan Walters will miss Friday night’s friendly against Switzerland with a hamstring strain. Ireland’s player of the ye(...)

ATP chairman Chris Kermode. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Chris Kermode, the president of the ATP, has rejected any implication of a cover-up into match-fixing after an investigation by the BBC in conjunctio(...)

A group of Irish soccer fans claimed they were defamed after a picture of them appeared on the ‘Irish Sun’ website, allegedly associating them with an unrelated incident where other fans carried  FAI chief executive John Delaney and took his shoes and socks. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

An Irish soccer fan, one of eight who claim they were wrongly depicted online as “drunken hooligans” who took part in FAI chief John Delaney’s Sopot s(...)

A group of Irish soccer fans have claimed they were wrongly depicted online as ‘drunken hooligans’ who participated in the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief John Delaney’s ‘shoes and socks’ incident during Euro 2012 .  Photograph: Dara MacDomhnaill

A group of Irish soccer fans have claimed they were wrongly depicted online as “drunken hooligans” who participated in the Football Association of Ire(...)

Ireland’s Mark English gets a feel for the track at the Ergo Arena ahead of today’s  IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Sopot, Poland. Photograph: Adam Jastrzebowski/Inpho

Indoor running has always been an exercise in extremely tight margins. One wrong move, one split moment of indeci(...)

Judging on current form Donegal’s Mark English is the one Irish athlete capable of making an impact at next month’s World Indoor Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Mark English is an athlete with no complaints. That probably makes him something of an exception these days, but then he is an exceptional athl(...)