Michael O’Neill: had written himself into cross-community folklore through the power of football – Northern Ireland qualified for their first major finals in three decades in 2016. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

One of Michael O’Neill’s final acts as Northern Ireland manager emphasises why the lure of club football was always going to prove too strong eventual(...)

The PSNI says they have received a report of fraud and enquiries are continuing.

A staff member of the Irish Football Association has been arrested in connection with an alleged fraud at the organisation, the PSNI has confirmed. D(...)

John Delaney was chief executive of the FAI at the time of the event in question. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Government has begun an inquiry into a €25,000 grant given to the Football Association of Ireland for a coaching conference just over a decade ago(...)

At one point, football found itself in the curious position of fielding two teams called Ireland

Football is many things: a funny old game, a game of two halves, and not a matter of life and death, but something more important than that. Now, in t(...)

The PSNI said on Wednesday it is carrying out inquiries into the 20 second video which is believed to have been filmed in a bar in Belfast. Photograph: iStock

The behaviour of some people singing anti-Catholic songs was totally uncharacteristic of where Northern Ireland football is at the moment, the head of(...)

  Northern Ireland players celebrate scoring their first goal  against Belarus on Sunday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A video circulating online appearing to show Northern Ireland football fans chanting “we hate Catholics” has been condemned by the Irish Football Asso(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in a coaching session during their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

It was all a bit too much for Jasmine Andrews from Sandy Row in south Belfast. With her Fane Street primary school friends and teachers she turned up (...)

 The Shamrock Rovers Ireland XI  that faced then world champions Brazil in a friendly international at Lansdowne Road in 1973. Brazil won 4-3. Photograph: Connolly Collection/Sportsfile

There’s enough division about this Christmas to make season’s greetings of goodwill sound hollow. So with accord at a premium, and a New Year around t(...)

Derry-born James McClean: the very reason such players choose to appear in a Republic of Ireland jersey is that they do not feel at home in an environment where they have to justify their identities. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Twenty years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, a great deal has changed in Northern Ireland, now a place very much in vogue. Thanks to the s(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill: he has been impressed with the speed and scale of the IFA’s offer.  Photograph: EPA/Jean-Christophe Bott

Michael O’Neill will attend Uefa’s Nations League draw in Lausanne, Switzerland, next Wednesday as the soccer manager of Northern Ireland, and the lik(...)

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