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(...)

Lissywollen Stadium, the home of Athlone Town FC. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A High Court action over a temporary injunction halting an alleged match fixing inquiry involving two former Athlone Town footballers has been resolve(...)

The dispute is over an application by the  secretary of Athlone Town Football Club, to remove  Athlone Stadium Ltd as trustee on the property, which became the new home of the club when it moved from its traditional town centre home at St Mel’s to Lissywollen, Athlone. File photograph: Google Street View

A central issue in a legal dispute over ownership of a football stadium in Athlone, Co Westmeath, concerns whether a €660,000 contribution to the deve(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and manager Martin O’Neill at the Uefa Nations League draw in  Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph:  Getty Images/Paul Murphy

Martin O’Neill has rubbished suggestions that his standing amongst the Republic of Ireland players has been affected by him coming close to leaving fo(...)

 Martin O’Neill has signed a new contract and will remain as republic of Ireland manager until 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Martin O’Neill has signed a two-year extension to his contract and will remain as Republic of Ireland manager until 2020. The Football Association of(...)

Lissywollen Stadium, the home of Athlone Town FC. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Two professional soccer players suspended for a year following an investigation into match fixing have secured temporary High Court injunctions over t(...)

Brent Pope is joined by students in UCD ahead of Mental Health Ireland’s 5000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Rugby pundit Brent Pope said the “ignorance” and stigma around people’s perceptions of mental health conditions needs to be challenged, particularly a(...)

The tournament will be hosted in 13 different cities across the continent in a change to the usual format.   Photographer: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Dublin has been selected to host the draw for the qualifying groups of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2020 in December 2018. UEFA se(...)

The Football Association of Ireland advised supporters to arrive at the Aviva Stadium at least an hour ahead of the 6pm kick-off.  File image: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Fans attending the Republic of Ireland v Uruguay soccer friendly in Dublin on Sunday evening have been told they will face heightened security measure(...)

John Delaney: “We’ve received strategic plans from 16 of the 20 league clubs and, when we get all those, the next step for the league is really important.” Photograph:  Donall Farmer/©INPHO

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has revealed the association will wait until early 2018 to make a final decision on their(...)

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