David O Leary

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Microsoft’s campus in south Dublin: the company has a very real team of 2,700 employees in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In January 1988, the Economist magazine carried a special report on Ireland entitled “The poorest of the rich”. Our economy was in a tailspin. Emigrat(...)

Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring Brighton’s second against Leeds. Photograph: John Sibley/EPA

Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Leeds 0 Danny Welbeck netted a sublime goal as Brighton took a significant step towards Premier League survival by endin(...)

Arsenal celebrate their 1979 FA Cup final win over Manchester United. Photograph: Getty

‘Fever Pitch’ is the best book ever written about Arsenal and possibly the best book ever written about football. Somewhat unusually the book is not a(...)

Jack Charlton at a friendly between the Republic of Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium in 2015. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

Such is the affection for Jack Charlton in this country that a documentarian need only point the camera at a still image of the great man to generate (...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon congratulates Shane Duffy after his winning debut for the club. Photograph: Paul Campbell/Getty

Irish businessman, Dermot Desmond, believes that the acceleration of changes in the broadcast and digital rights landscape brought about by the corona(...)

Jack Charlton with Paul McGrath before the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium in June 2015. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

There are probably close enough to a thousand images that would fill your head when you think back to Jack’s Irish reign, and so many of them popped u(...)

Irish fans  in the stands of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa for the World Cup round of 16 game against Romania in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer will go down as the strangest that Ireland has ever experienced- except for those hallucinogenic few weeks that were Italia 90. Thirty yea(...)

O’Leary took his penalty with princely elegance, and the roar that followed would have awoken the moon from its stony, distant slumbers. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

And so it came to pass, the worst of all finishes to a football match - a penalty shoot-out, a means of deciding a match which has all the pleasantnes(...)

Michael Kennedy, former advisor to Roy Keane, played a key role in the Saipan story in 2002. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Michael Kennedy, the London-born property solicitor who came to prominence in the run up to the 2002 World Cup when he was an adviser to Roy Keane, ha(...)

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