FAI chief executive John Delaney speaks at the  association’s AGM at Minella Hotel in Clonmel. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It may have taken a little longer than in last year’s FAI annual general meeting, but John Delaney still received the customary standing ovation from(...)

 Republic of Ireland supporter Jamie Monaghan, from Togher, Co Louth, and Northern Ireland supporter Jim Spratt who were selected to accept the prestigious ‘Médaille de la Ville de Paris’ from the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, which has been awarded to Irish fans for their ‘exemplary behaviour’ at Euro 2016. Photograph:  Gwendoline le Goff/Uefa via Sportsfile.

The fan zone under the Eiffel Tower was tumultuous in the hour before the semi-final between France and Germany. Within the relative calm of the Pa(...)

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo next to the Euro 2016 trophy in Paris. Photograph: Frederic Stevens/Getty Images

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, will award the city’s Grand Vermeil medal to Irish football fans, north and south, in the fan zone under the Eiffel (...)

The front cover of L’Equipe on Thursday morning featured Robbie Brady celebrating his winning goal against Italy. Photograph:    James Crombie/Inpho

Friday’s front-page headline in French sports daily L’Équipe said it all: Ireland wants its revenge. Sunday’s Euro 2016 knockout tie, a rematch of (...)

Gardaí have appealed to fans to be mindful of personal safety. Photograph: EPA

A senior Garda officer has appealed to Irish fans at Euro 2016 to take better care of their personal safety. Garda Supt Gerry Delmar said 11 Irish f(...)

Sport and politics: One of the most eye-catching survey findings was that a majority of people in the North (54 per cent) would actually prefer a single all-Ireland team.

In the Snow Patrol song, Lifening, Gary Lightbody sings, “Ireland in the World Cup, either North or South”, then adds yearningly, “This is all I ever (...)

On top: a study has found Coca-Cola to be the most attractive sponsor of Euro 2016, followed by beer giants Heineken and Carlsberg. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

No whistles have yet been blown but, in the lead-up to Euro 2016, Coca-Cola is proving the sponsor with the most appeal to the Irish public, according(...)

Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney is determined to lead his side to FA Cup glory against Manchester United at Wembley. Photo: Getty Images

Damien Delaney is sitting in a pokey disused outbuilding at the Crystal Palace’s Beckenham base and reflecting on a bruising career. Thoughts linger o(...)

Lyon: Aer Lingus and Ryanair have added extra flights to France during the tournament. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Demand by football supporters to follow Ireland’s progress in the Euro 2016 championships is up to a third higher than the unsuccessful Polish campaig(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking at Áras an Uachtaráin for the UN Women HeForShe campaign, to promote gender equality, and the role of men in achieving women’s rights and in eliminating gender-based violence. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Violence and bullying, including through social media, have a destructive effect on people’s lives and rob them of their dignity, President Michael D (...)

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