Sean Slattery

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The problem is not  confined to soccer. Gaelic games has had numerous instances of referees leaving the field feeling threatened by a crowd that has turned feral, convinced that the referee has it in for their team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The world is divided into two specific groups of people: those who cannot referee and those who can. Thankfully, the vast majority of us belong to th(...)

The Oireachtas committee met on Wednesday to discuss abuse of referees. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Oireachtas committees on the pressing matters of sport have proved far more cringe-inducing than this latest sitting to discuss the abuse of referees.(...)

Oireachtas Committee on Sport members to hear of problem of abuse of grassroots referees across codes. Photograph: iStock

As many as two-thirds of soccer referees quit within two years due to the abuse they face in the role, according to the Football Association of Irelan(...)

A group of about 80 match officials on Monday made the decision to withdraw their services following incidents. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Soccer Referees Society (ISRS) is recommending members return to matches next weekend, following a protest by referees of junior soccer matc(...)

Judge says some participants of a feud in Ennis, Co Clare don’t even know what the feud is about.

A judge has said feuding Travellers in Ennis, Co Clare had “behaved like savages to each other”. Judge Gerald Keys made his comment on Friday before (...)

Aishling Barry and James Hoare at Ladychapel Church in Maynooth Co Kildare

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)