Harry McCann: giving up his role as a referee because of the abuse and violent threats he has received. Photograph: James Forde

The Football Association of Ireland has investigated 15 separate incidents of alleged assault on match officials since 2016. The FAI confirmed on Mon(...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey celebrates scoring his late, elemental  point. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

All-Ireland SHC quarter-final: Limerick 0-27 Kilkenny 1-22 - July 15th, Semple Stadium If anything captured the eclipse of the football championship (...)

Referee Daniel Sweeney in hospital following the attack.

Gardaí have arrested three men and a teenager in connection with an assault on a soccer referee in Co Offaly earlier this month. Two men in their 20s(...)

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(...)

Daniel Sweeney was hospitalised when he was attacked after a match.

FAI chief executive John Delaney has agreed to meet with representatives of the Irish Soccer Referees’ Society (ISRS) next week to discuss the issue o(...)

A witness told gardaí the deceased had pulled up in his van to admire a pitbull terrier before he was shot through the open window of his van. The shooting happened outside EJ’s Menswear on Grattan Street (above), Sligo, on April 28th, 2005.  File photograph: Google Street View

A man was shot dead in front of his girlfriend and baby son as he sat in a parked van in a busy shopping street in Sligo, an inquest has heard. Hughi(...)