The Chairman of the Dáil’s Transport Committee has defended the decision not to call in FAI Chief John Delaney to discuss a €5m payout from FIFA.

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New Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has been charged with the task of trying to win a trophy after finally giving the club the answer they wanted.

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Robbie Brady is backing Republic of Ireland team-mate Aiden McGeady to silence his critics in Scotland by turning on the style in Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

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Brazilian football great Zico wants to run for the presidency of Fifa, even though he believes the odds are stacked against him being elected.

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Last Week Tonight presenter John Oliver has called out indicted FIFA official Jack Warner on his native TV channel.

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Taxi!!

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Steve McClaren has finally been confirmed as Newcastle’s new head coach six months after initially being offered the job.

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Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill and his coaching staff were back on the training ground on Wednesday morning just hours after being involved in a motorway shunt.

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Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston will serve a six-week ban from all football activity for the text-message exchange in which he branded one supporter “a retard”, the Football Association has announced.

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FIFA has announced the date for the election of Sepp Blatter’s successor as president will be decided next month – with December 16 a likely option – and postponed the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup.

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John Giles has not been dropped from the panel covering Ireland’s soccer matches, RTE has said, although he will not be part of the panel covering our European qualifier against Scotland this weekend.

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Tom Boyd is predicting a no-holds-barred battle of wits as Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan go head-to-head in Dublin on Saturday evening.

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Peter McNamara assesses the reaction and fallout to Waterford’s victory over Cork.

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Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have been involved in a minor traffic collision on the M50, with both escaping serious injury.

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New Scottish Football Association president Alan McRae says qualifying for Euro 2016 would be the perfect tribute to the late chief executive David Taylor.

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Luis Enrique has confirmed he will stay on as head coach of treble winners Barcelona by signing a contract extension.

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The brother of Damien Cahalane has attacked an anonymous Twitter troll who wrote insulting comments about his sibling following his performance in Sunday’s Munster semi-final defeat to Waterford.

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Celtic have been granted permission to introduce “safe standing” for football fans at the club’s stadium.

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The $10m sent from FIFA to Jack Warner never appeared in the annual accounts of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and nor did FIFA track the money to ensure it had been invested correctly, it can be disclosed.

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John Carver has left Newcastle as the club prepares to appoint a new head coach, it is understood.

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