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Join us for live coverage of the World Cup play-off draw as Ireland learn who they must beat to make it to Russia next summer.
Ryan Tubridy has questioned author Dan Brown's decision to portray two Irish soccer fans as hooligans in a chapter of his new book, The Origin.
It was a couple of weeks filled with permutations, prayers, what ifs and, ultimately, ecstasy as Martin O'Neill's Ireland secured a World Cup play-...
Philly McMahon has always emphasised the point that he is more than just a gaelic footballer.
All the hysteria surrounding permutations and Gareth Bale's injury will account for very little should Ireland fail to put Group D minnows Moldova to the sword tonight.
Ireland's World Cup hopes received a massive, dramatic boost as Scotland hit an 88th-minute winner against Slovakia.
Martin O'Neill will be in charge of Ireland for the Euro 2020 campaign after signing a contract extension with the FAI.
Shane Long appears to be fit and ready to face Moldova and Wales in Ireland's final two World Cup qualifying matches after training fully with this team-mates today.
The trophies have been dished out, the teams of the year selected and the celebrations have ran their course following another year of GAA Championship action.
When Joe McQuillan blew the final whistle after approximately 73 seconds of vintage Dublin possession football, Philly McMahon's thoughts turned to his father as Croke Park exploded into a cacophony of noise.
The owner of a hostel on a small island off Donegal has slammed media reports a visiting football team "wreaked havoc" and "rode a goat like a horse" following a match over the weekend.
Jimmy Magee's son Mark has paid a poignant tribute to his father after the legendary sports...
Popular sports presenter Jimmy Magee has died, aged 82.
On Monday September 24, 1951, you had to ruffle through a couple of pages of classified ads and death notices before you came to any meaty content in the Irish Independent.
Fight Like A Child. It's a fitting slogan.
A Ladies county final in Limerick has been scheduled for the bizarre time of 9am this Saturday.
John McAreavey has slammed Joe Brolly after the outspoken pundit criticised the Tyrone County Board's decision to give Mickey Harte another three years at the helm.
Conor McGregor's Las Vegas showdown with Floyd Mayweather did not set a new record for gate receipts, despite repeated claims that it would.
Martin O'Neill was surprisingly defiant in his post-match interview following Ireland's defeat to Serbia last night.
Ireland face a mammoth task to secure a top-two spot in World Cup qualifying Group D following a winless 2017.
Returning to Galway armed with the Liam MacCarthy Cup proved too much for Micheál Donoghue as he shed tears while embracing his father in a poignant moment today.
Galway's All Ireland win over Waterford was the most watched show on Irish television so far this year.
Joe Canning says he is looking forward to the madness to die down so he can have a few beers and discuss Galway's All Ireland triumph with his team-mates.
There is not much we can say about Joe Canning that hasn't been said already.
Joe Canning stood side by side the late Tony Keady's wife Margaret and daughter Shannon as David Burke delivered a passionate victory speech following Galway's All Ireland win over Waterford.
We shared a sombre joke as we ambled up the winding stairs and took our seats onto a tiered balcony overlooking the rest of the mourners.
Kildare teacher and song writer Mick Konstantin got up close and personal with the human side of Conor McGregor in Las Vegas over the weekend.
The Irish Independent's Vincent Hogan has lavished praise on Conor McGregor after the Dublin man went toe-to-toe with Floyd Mayweather for 10 rounds in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor is going into the whiskey business but first up is the "counting phase".
A young Kildare man who penned a song about Conor McGregor was left close to tears following a heart-warming gesture by the Notorious.
Sky have won the rights to show the Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather fight and it will be available to viewers in Ireland at a reasonable price.
The Premier League are taking steps to stop the illegal streaming of matches in Ireland after winning a High Court action in the UK.
Former Cork City striker Sean Maguire scored a goal of exceptional quality on his debut for Preston North End tonight.
Leinster and Ireland star Garry Ringrose has been ruled out for 4-5 months as he recovers from a shoulder injury.
It was a chance missed to bury any hopes Austria had of sneaking into a play-off but Ireland's shortcomings mean that the four big guns in Group D are still in with a fighting chance of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.
The 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour kicks off in Whangharei against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians. Kick off is at 8.35am Irish time and you can join us right here for all the action.
James McClean will captain his country for the very first time as Martin O'Neill's experimental side take on the Mexico at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Soccer players Shane Duffy and Eunan O'Kane are en route to New York with Martin O'Neill's squad today, despite being involved in a three-car crash on their way to an Ireland training camp.
Former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy has lambasted Dublin's absent hurlers and suggested they have let their county down following the capital's Leinster Championship quarter-final hammering by Galway today.
Ireland duo Shane Duffy and Eunan O'Kane will fly to New York with Martin O'Neill's squad tomorrow despite being involved in a three-car crash on the way to Dublin today.
Sixteen-year-old Diana Mirza is Ireland's newest world champion after an all-conquering display in Romania.
Eamon Dunphy has hit back at claims he wrote off Lionel Messi on television last week and labelled those who "misrepresented" his comments "morons".
It always seems like it's the good ones that go the earliest.
Ireland's David Meyler has been ruled out for the rest of the season with medial knee ligament damage.
The Football Association of Ireland are faced with a fresh dispute as League of Ireland referees seek assurances that their match expenses are paid on time in the future.
The Ireland women's football team will each receive the full €300 match fee they sought following last night's agreement with the FAI.
It was a week from hell for James McClean as he attended the funerals of two friends, Ryan McBride and Martin McGuinness.
With so much focus on the Irish heroes of Italia 90, we sometimes forget about the 'muppets'. They were a sizeable group of the travelling party that jetted off to the southern islands of Italy but never really enamoured themselves with the Irish public in the same way as the Packie Bonners, Dave O'Learys or Niall Quinns.
The people of Ireland have fallen back in love with the international football team.
James McClean will honour his friend and former team-mate Ryan McBride by wearing the number five jersey for Ireland against Wales in the Aviva Stadium this Friday night.
Derry City have paid a poignant tribute to their captain Ryan McBride, who passed away at the age of 27 yesterday (Sunday).
It's often the fear of something happening that can numb the human mind more than the actual event itself.
Call me an old-fashioned softie, but there is something profoundly beautiful about moments like we witnessed between Pep Guardiola and Harry Arter a few nights ago.
The GAA community is in shock following the sudden death of a Westmeath hurler following a training session with his club Castlepollard on Tuesday evening.
The stress is alleviated before you step on the plane with these Portuguese resorts, says Ger Keville.
Joe Schmidt could not hide his bitter disappointment following Ireland's poor start to the Six Nations.
Preston boss Simon Grayson has confirmed that he is interested in bringing former Ireland captain Robbie Keane to Deepdale - and refused to dismiss reports that he has already spoken to the striker.
Robbie Keane has confirmed he is considering offers from the Championship and expects a decision to be made in the "next couple of weeks".
Irish sailor Saskia Tidey has switched allegiances to Britain and will aim to represent Team GB at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Legendary Irish athlete Frank Murphy has passed away at the age of 69.
A 'devastated' Irish sailor has had to quit the Vendée round-the-world challenge after his yacht lost its mast.
In one of the most remote parts of the world, Irish sailor Enda O’Coineen's sole focus is on survival and getting to dry land.
It was a year of many sporting highs and we were there to bring you all the action as it happened. Here are 27 memorable moments from 2016.
Ireland’s favourite brothers have opened up about their relationship with their father, revealing how they used to try and throw him out of the boat and why he no longer coaches them.
TV3 have secured a major coup by signing a four-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) to broadcast premium English meetings including the Cheltenham Festival and the Aintree Grand National.
Conor Murray has recalled the devastating moment the Munster players were told that Anthony Foley had passed away.
RTE Head of Sport Ryle Nugent has responded to critics who have questioned the shortlist of nominees for this year's Sportsperson of the Year award.
Athletics champion Olive Loughnane is still owed $30,000 (€28,000) by drug cheat Olga Kaniskina and may never see any of it.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor has reportedly been granted a boxing licence in California, as speculation of a possible match-up with Floyd Mayweather ramps up.
Ireland's Olive Loughnane is still owed $30k from drug cheat Olga Kaniskina and faces the ridiculous prospect of not receiving a penny.
It was a bruising, bloody war at the Aviva Stadium as New Zealand gained revenge on Ireland and bulldozed their way to a 21-9 win over Ireland.
Ireland's Oversight Board for the 2023 Rugby World Cup bid have confirmed the 12 stadia in their proposal to host the tournament.
Ireland's Katie Taylor will face Karina Kopinska of Poland in her first fight as a professional boxer at The SSE Arena, Wembley, on Saturday November 26.
When you are at the end of a Roy Keane death stare, you make sure that's the last time you find yourself in that situation.
Warren Gatland has admitted he could hand Joe Schmidt a coaching role with the Lions next year.
Lee Keegan has rubbished talk that Mayo are the subject of a hard luck story and insists that Dublin don't have a hoodoo over the men from the west.
In 1973, New Zealand's Bob Burgess received a letter 'from the IRA'. But could somebody else have sent it?
Katie Taylor has signed a professional contract with Matchroom Boxing, it has been confirmed.
Munster coach Anthony Foley (42) has died suddenly in France.
Davy Glennon didn’t care that he gambled the few quid he had in his pocket rather than buy his kid brother a birthday present. It didn’t matter that he was drifting away from all of his close friends. And hiding in a bookie’s toilet because his mother came storming in to try and get him out of the place seemed like a normal part of life at the time.
Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly has posted an emotional message on social media revealing his heartache following Saturday's All Ireland defeat to Dublin.
Danny Willett faces a Ryder Cup backlash after claiming that his brother Pete was correct in his scathing assessment of the American fans.
Two years ago, Brendan Cooper went out of his way to track down a taxi driver who came to the aid of his son Johnny after he was stabbed in the city centre.
Bernard Brogan has been dropped for the All Ireland replay against Mayo.
Danny Willett's brother stoked the Ryder Cup flames this week when he penned a hard-hitting column in a golf magazine that was scathing towards American golf fans.
“I was gone. Without a shadow of a doubt. I had no fear, there was nothing there. It was just blank. I couldn’t even see.”
Maurice Deegan will referee the All Ireland final replay between Dublin and mayo on October 1, the GAA have confirmed.
Eamon Dunphy believes that it was not Jose Mourinho’s call to go out and pay a world record fee for Paul Pogba.
The GAA has launched an investigation after Dublin and Mayo players clashed coming out of the tunnel for the pre-match warm-up at Croke Park.
Paddy Barnes has hit back at a media headline today that linked his new professional management company to the Kinahan drugs cartel.
Jim Gavin has demanded more from his players following a lacklustre Dublin performance in today's All Ireland final draw with Mayo.
Andy Moran is relishing an All Ireland final replay against Dublin and insists that Stephen Rochford's men will finish the job when the sides meet again on October 1.
She may only be 15, but Sophie McHugh will fulfill a lifelong ambition when she takes her seat in Croke Park on Sunday.
Paddy Barnes has confirmed he is turning professional as he "seeks a new challenge" in his illustrious career.
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny jumped to the aid of stranded Lilywhites fans to ensure they made the trip to see the League of Ireland champions take on AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands tomorrow.
Shamrock Rovers and Cork City is the stand-out tie following the quarter-final draw for the FAI Cup.
Former Irish walker Olive Loughnane has revealed she could only ever get one single ticket in her four Olympic Games and had to decide whether to give it to her mother or father.
Lawyers for former OCI chief Pat Hickey have dismissed claims that their client resisted arrest when confronted by police in Rio last week.
Michael Conlan has questioned whether boxing should be an Olympic sport at the 2020 games in Tokyo following the controversies that have rocked Rio.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) have come in for stinging criticism following Michael Conlan’s Olympic quarter-final defeat to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin.
Minister for Sport Shane Ross has stated he is not happy with how the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) intends to investigate the ticket touting scandal in Rio.
Michael Conlan launched a passionate defence of Ireland's Paddy Barnes after his shock defeat in Rio.
After putting in a sublime man-of-the-match performance, it’s straight to the ice baths for Ciaran Kilkenny as he turns his focus to an All Ireland semi-final with Kerry.
St Patrick's Athletic have moved swiftly to respond to an FAI statement which questioned the logic of the Inchicore club's decision not to accept a €5k grant from the Association.
Former Ireland international Andy Reid has retired from football after failing to recover from long-term injury problems.
They have been kicked from pillar to post and labelled as "gutless" but today was Galway's day as they booked a place in the All Ireland semi-final with a fine six-point win over Clare.
After a hugely testing week, a humble Davy Fitzgerald lavished Galway with praise following their impressive All Ireland quarter final win over the Banner in Semple Stadium.
Dublin have been dealt a major blow with news that defender James McCarthy has suffered medial ligament damage.
Aidan O'Shea has insisted his conscience is clear following the crucial penalty incident against Fermanagh in Castlebar last week.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has written a touching letter to an Irish family following the birth of their son just months after the tragic passing of their daughter.
There was a touching moment in Paris involving fans from this island during Euro 2016.
Robbie Keane has thanked the Ireland fans and players and insisted that the journey is only just beginning for this Irish team following their return to Dublin today.
French police were forced to intervene on England fans who tried to provoke the Irish in Lyon last night.