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Jack Charlton and Maurice Setters lead the Ireland team across the tarmac on arrival at New York for their 1994 World Cup match against Italy. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton has died aged 85. He had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the last year and was also battling dementi(...)

Herbert Chapman chats with G M Foster at Highbury. Photo: J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

He slipped away with a suddenness that shocked England, succumbing to pneumonia on January 6th, 1934, just five days after picking up “a chill” watchi(...)

Car giant Nissan has warned it will not be able to sustain operations at its Sunderland manufacturing plant if Brexit negotiations fail to establish a trade deal

Car giant Nissan has warned it will not be able to sustain operations at its Sunderland manufacturing plant if Brexit negotiations fail to establish a(...)

Cillian Sheridan in action for Wellington Phoenix during his time in New Zealand.

When Cillian Sheridan was travelling up to training in Dublin on Bus Éireann, he probably couldn’t have imagined he would end up on a journey that has(...)

Cork senior football captain Doireann O’Sullivan is taking part in a virtual skills challenge to raise money for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Here’s the thing we are constantly told about sports: nothing brings the world and communities and people together like sports, especially sporting gr(...)

Nissan is investing £400 million (€462 million) in its Sunderland car plant in preparation to build future models at the site, despite the company’s w(...)

Britain’s PM Boris Johnson at Downing Street, London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson will promise to bring Britain together after Brexit in a video statement an hour before the UK leaves the EU, and will also describe the(...)

 Niall Quinn’s high profile may seen him targeted for a public-facing role focused on reforms aimed at improving the image of the game and reinvigorating the grassroots of Irish football. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Impending changes at the top of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) may open the door for former Ireland striker Niall Quinn to take up a role i(...)

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The Football Association of Ireland’s financial travails has dismayed and angered the public, but it will not dent the dreams of young Irish players a(...)

 Boris Johnson:  he wants to do lots of deals, not least with the US. But the logic of the promised close relationship with the EU means that deals with other countries become much harder

Why did Johnson perform the mother of all U-turns? We might ponder the mindset of Theresa May as the deal that finished her premiership makes a return(...)

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