Andy Townsend

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Former Irish international Andy Townsend, who is suing over investment advice that was later ruled to be tax avoidance. Photograph: Alan Hayward/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former Irish soccer international and television pundit Andy Townsend is among a group of former players who are suing listed wealth manager St James’(...)

Emma Byrne with fans after the Women’s European Championship Qualifier against Portugal at Tallaght Stadium in September 2016. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne is to be the first woman ever inducted into the FAI’s Hall of Fame, with the association announcing t(...)

Declan Rice: has now chosen to play for the county of his birth. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill might well have had a point when he suggested that making a senior appearance should decide a player’s international future. But reall(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Andy Townsend in action against Belgium in November 1997. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Time’s a goon. On Saturday, November 15th, 1997, the All Blacks came to Dublin to play in Ireland. The following Monday, an excited headline across th(...)

Terry Phelan and Maurice Setters at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Northern Ireland TOMMY WRIGHT Had a stint at Manchester City before finishing his playing career at Bolton in 2001. Moved into coaching at Norwich, (...)

Ireland’s Declan Rice waves to the crowd after his appearance against the USA. He may soon become ‘England’s Declan Rice’. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of Kevin Kilbane’s many strengths as a commentator on club and international football is the particular effort he seems to make to see things from(...)

Packie Bonner directs his Celtic  team-mates during a game against Aberdeen in 1991. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Allsport

“Then the door opens and in walks Jock Stein.” For a moment Packie Bonner is back in the Ballyraine hotel in Letterkenny. It is May in 1978 and Bonne(...)

The statistics come from the Premier League, but the preferences and prejudices – based on an unquantifiable mix of sheer skill, longevity and success(...)

The Irish squad contains a number of players born in the United Kingdom. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland have selected the second most amount of foreign-born players of any of the nations competing in the upcoming European Championships. Martin(...)

Paul McGrath celebrates his goal with Liam Brady, Mark Lawrenson and Ray Houghton during the European Championship qualifier at Lansdowne Road on October 14th 1987. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In the era of the “what if...” novel, it may be only a matter of time before somebody revisits Jack Charlton’s time as Republic of Ireland manager an(...)

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