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Sports Minister Jack Chambers and Sports Ireland CEO John Treacy at the launch of the Sports Action Plan  Plan 2021-2023 in Dublin.  Photograph: Maxwells s

Against the backdrop of an unspoken word of caution, the Government has published its Sports Action Plan for the period up to 2023, where among the se(...)

Plans to host the soccer World Cup every two years have prompted several negative responses, including from the International Olympic Committee. Photograph: Jewel Samad/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed strong reservations about Fifa’s plans to expand the World Cup into a biennial affair, and the(...)

Roberto Mancini: ‘It would be amazing to win it the Nations League straight] after the European Championship and it would be amazing to qualify for the World Cup early, but it won’t be that easy.”Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Italy have got used to winning. There was incredulity back in 2018 when Roberto Mancini of the Azzurri announced his ambition to lift the European Ch(...)

  Robbie Keane  remains on the FAI payroll, earning an annual salary of €250,000, despite holding no official position. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

FAI chief executive Jonathan Hill has criticised the association’s previous handling of the ongoing Robbie Keane situation. Keane remains on the FAI p(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp: ‘This is a time where we cannot make everyone happy and we have to admit the players are paid by the clubs, so that means we have to be first priority.’ Photograph: Phil Noble/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool will not release players for international duty this month if they are required to quarantine for 10 days on their ret(...)

Samira Zargari, the coach of the Iranian women’s Alpine skiing team. Photograph:  Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images

Samira Zargari, the coach of the Iranian women’s Alpine skiing team, has been barred by her husband from travelling to Italy for the world skiing cha(...)

Kieran Trippier in action for Atlético against Sevilla. Photo: Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Fifa has dismissed Atlético Madrid’s appeal against Kieran Trippier’s ban for breaching English Football Association betting rules, but there is still(...)

 Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, who was voted World Player of the Year, at the Fifa awards ceremony in  Munich, Germany. Photograph: /Marco Donato-FC Bayern/Pool via Getty Images

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski was named Fifa men’s player of 2020 on Thursday, beating off competition from last year’s winner Lionel Messi(...)

Gérard Houllier, pictured in 2003, has died aged 73. Photograph: PA

Gérard Houllier, who has died aged 73 after a heart operation, was one of the first foreign football managers to make an impact in England, chiefly th(...)

Gary Owens, FAI CEO and Niall Quinn, interim deputy FAI CEO. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gary Owens and Niall Quinn will continue efforts over the weekend to get clubs to buy into their proposals to have the Airtricity League restarted bu(...)

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