John Delaney stepped down  as FAI chief executive and took up a new role as executive vice-president over the weekend.  File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo/Reuters

Some Football Association of Ireland (FAI) employees are “extremely annoyed” about the association’s financial arrangements with former chief executiv(...)

Daniel Sweeney in hospital after he was attacked following a  match between Horseleap United and Mullingar Town earlier in November.

Three Mullingar Town players have been banned from “all football activity” for a period of 40 years following a “vicious” assault on a referee at a ma(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Brady with Mathias Jorgensen of Denmark in action in the UEFA Nations League match on Monday night at Ceres Park, Aarhus, Denmark. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Republic of Ireland team wore black armbands for Monday night’s Nations League game against Denmark following the death of a fan who travelled to (...)

Shown the red card: the referee received €4,000 in sick pay before being dismissed for gross misconduct. Photograph: Fabio Cardoso/Corbis/Getty

A Football Association of Ireland referee who was sacked after his employer discovered he officiated at three soccer matches while on sick leave has l(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, assistant manager Roy Keane and the rest of the management team are to receive new contracts by the FAI. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Siptu has said that while the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is to spend several million euro on new contracts for the management of the Irelan(...)

 Willie O’Dea: “I think it’s totally inappropriate. I think it’s absolutely inappropriate. Frankly I’ve never heard anything like it.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney’s decision to seek electoral support for Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ha(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney reportedly visited local soccer clubs and a barber shop with Alan Kelly in his Tipperary constituency and urged people to vote for him. File photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Two Government ministers have defended the reported involvement in political campaigning by Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John(...)

Belfast City Hall: officials in the Football Association of Ireland  and the Irish Football Association have been invited to attend joint reception in Belfast to celebrate both teams qualifying for  Euro 2016. Photograph:  Joe Fox/Getty Images

The two soccer associations on the island of Ireland are this week faced with the dilemma of deciding how to respond to a controversial invitation to(...)

John Delaney contacted TDs on the committee before the decision was made not to question him over the payment. Photograph: Inpho

John Delaney will not be invited to speak before a Dáil committee over the €5 million payment made to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in the(...)

Kilkenny’s Aoife Neary is tackled by Cork’s Aoife Murray and Gemma O’Connor in 2014’s All-Ireland senior camogie final. The Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association both want their finals to be designated on the free-to-air list. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Big sporting drama is set to unfold this summer, not at the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park, but in the in-trays of the Department of Communications.Its r(...)

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