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#Political Football

# political-football - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Going up: Enda Kenny and Giovanni Trapattoni take on Croagh Patrick
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Going up: Enda Kenny and Giovanni Trapattoni take on Croagh Patrick

Apr 28th 2012, 4:40 PM 8,672 Views 30 Comments

The Taoiseach and Ireland’s football chief teamed up for a charity fundraiser at the famous Co Mayo climb earlier.

# political-football - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Rangers cannot be allowed to go bust, says Salmond
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Rangers cannot be allowed to go bust, says Salmond

Feb 16th 2012, 3:09 PM 3,537 Views 64 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister has encouraged the Revenue and Rangers to come to an agreement which would ensure that club’s survival.

# political-football - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Sort it out: Europe's top clubs warned on rising debts
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Sort it out: Europe's top clubs warned on rising debts

Jan 25th 2012, 3:15 PM 441 Views 0 Comments

UEFA officials call newly-released debt figures a ‘wake-up call’ for the continent’s elite clubs.

# political-football - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Cheers to that! FIFA insists on beer for 2014 World Cup
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Cheers to that! FIFA insists on beer for 2014 World Cup

Jan 19th 2012, 3:48 PM 625 Views 4 Comments

Selling beer in football grounds is banned under Brazilian law, but FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke says that will have to change.

# political-football - Friday 13 January, 2012

Minister slams Micheál Martin for 'inaccurate and misleading' comments about NI archive
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Minister slams Micheál Martin for 'inaccurate and misleading' comments about NI archive

Jan 13th 2012, 9:29 AM 2,573 Views 14 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader and the Justice Minister are at loggerheads over the national archives being sent to the US.

# political-football - Monday 12 December, 2011

Beaumont held up short in IRB presidency race
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Beaumont held up short in IRB presidency race

Dec 12th 2011, 12:58 PM 262 Views 0 Comments

The International Rugby Board will re-elect Bernard Lapasset as president in Las Vegas today, according to reports.

# political-football - Friday 25 November, 2011

Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD
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Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD

Nov 25th 2011, 11:18 AM 4,526 Views 48 Comments

People Before Profit representative Richard Boyd Barrett says the money paid to the FAI boss is ‘unacceptable’.

# political-football - Saturday 23 July, 2011

FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case
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FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case

Jul 23rd 2011, 8:10 PM 101 Views 0 Comments

Qatari becomes the most senior soccer official convicted of corruption in FIFA’s 107-year history.

# political-football - Monday 20 June, 2011

"Presumption of innocence maintained" says FIFA as vice-president Jack Warner resigns
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"Presumption of innocence maintained" says FIFA as vice-president Jack Warner resigns

Jun 20th 2011, 3:14 PM 410 Views 5 Comments

Investigation into bribery allegations against Warner closed.

# political-football - Friday 17 June, 2011

Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord
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Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord

Jun 17th 2011, 4:21 PM 601 Views 7 Comments

Two Labour MPs from Manchester are looking for House of Commons support to get Fergie into the House of Lords.

# political-football - Thursday 2 June, 2011

All the President's men: Kissinger to help FIFA clean up its act
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All the President's men: Kissinger to help FIFA clean up its act

Jun 2nd 2011, 11:28 AM 179 Views 0 Comments

Former US Secretary of State called upon to join Blatter’s proposed “solution committee.”

# political-football - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

King Sepp prevails: Blatter re-elected for fourth term as FIFA President
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King Sepp prevails: Blatter re-elected for fourth term as FIFA President

Jun 1st 2011, 5:11 PM 279 Views 0 Comments

“Our pyramid is intact because the foundation is solid,” says Blatter following his re-election at FIFA Headquarters.

Green light for Blatter's coronation as delegates reject FA motion
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Green light for Blatter's coronation as delegates reject FA motion

Jun 1st 2011, 11:27 AM 234 Views 0 Comments

English motion to postpone today’s unopposed election defeated by 172 votes to 17 this morning.

# political-football - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

FAI considering FIFA election stance
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FAI considering FIFA election stance

May 31st 2011, 1:14 PM 551 Views 0 Comments

Sources indicate that senior FAI officials are currently considering the English FA’s call for tomorrow’s election to be postponed.

FA call on FIFA to postpone presidential election
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FA call on FIFA to postpone presidential election

May 31st 2011, 11:33 AM 86 Views 0 Comments

Football Association announces that it will be abstaining if the contest goes ahead as planned tomorrow.

# political-football - Monday 30 May, 2011

Blatter speaks out after Warner unleashes 'tsunami' on FIFA in corruption row
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Blatter speaks out after Warner unleashes 'tsunami' on FIFA in corruption row

May 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 509 Views 0 Comments

It’s been another dramatic day in football’s corridors of power. Blatter says the scandals had done “great damage to the image of FIFA.

# political-football - Sunday 29 May, 2011

FIFA suspends Warner and Bin Hammam pending investigation but Blatter is cleared
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FIFA suspends Warner and Bin Hammam pending investigation but Blatter is cleared

May 29th 2011, 6:50 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

President Sepp Blatter has been cleared by FIFA’s ethics committee which has been holding a hearing into claims of bribery implicating Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam who will now both be suspended and investigated.

# political-football - Friday 27 May, 2011

FIFA to investigate Blatter as well
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FIFA to investigate Blatter as well

May 27th 2011, 10:53 AM 387 Views 0 Comments

Association announces that president Sepp Blatter will appear in front of an ethics hearing this weekend.

# political-football - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Bin Hammam calls on FIFA to include Blatter in investigation
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Bin Hammam calls on FIFA to include Blatter in investigation

May 26th 2011, 7:47 PM 169 Views 0 Comments

FIFA presidential candidate denies any wrongdoing, claiming that allegations are part of a campaign to damage his electoral chances.

# political-football - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Blatter launches FIFA corruption probe at last... into the man running for his job
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Blatter launches FIFA corruption probe at last... into the man running for his job

May 25th 2011, 2:12 PM 304 Views 0 Comments

Football’s governing body will look into fresh allegations of corruption, days before the crucial vote for its top job.

# political-football - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Chechen leader Kadyrov bags a hat-trick against footballing legends
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Chechen leader Kadyrov bags a hat-trick against footballing legends

May 12th 2011, 11:41 AM 552 Views 0 Comments

Maradona, Figo and Fowler among the stars to turn out for World Veterans XI in last night’s exhibition game.

# political-football - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

FIFA's Blatter says next term would be his last if elected
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FIFA's Blatter says next term would be his last if elected

Mar 22nd 2011, 12:31 PM 129 Views 0 Comments

World football chief is facing a battle in election with Qatar’s Mohamed bin Hamman.

# political-football - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Political football: sports people who turned to politics
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Political football: sports people who turned to politics

Mar 9th 2011, 2:36 PM 577 Views 1 Comment

It’s not such a big leap really…

# political-football - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Some of the footballer in Enda is needed
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Some of the footballer in Enda is needed

Mar 8th 2011, 9:30 AM 467 Views 0 Comments

As Fine Gael prepare to take power with Labour, Paul Ring says the incoming Taoiseach needs to take on the job two-footed.

# political-football - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Gay football fans in Poland demand separate seating at Euro 2012
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Gay football fans in Poland demand separate seating at Euro 2012

Feb 23rd 2011, 3:01 PM 1,216 Views 0 Comments

Supporters group want to secure safety as fear of homophobia ahead of tournament grow.

# political-football - Friday 18 February, 2011

A candidate for change: Is FIFA hopeful Grant Wahl for real?
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A candidate for change: Is FIFA hopeful Grant Wahl for real?

Feb 18th 2011, 12:08 PM 299 Views 0 Comments

FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter is running for re-election yet again this year but he’s facing an unlikely challenge from a journalist speaking a strong message. Emmet Ryan looks into the intriguing candidacy of Grant Wahl.

# political-football - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Sports Illustrated writer to run for FIFA presidency
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Sports Illustrated writer to run for FIFA presidency

Feb 17th 2011, 6:06 PM 926 Views 0 Comments

Grant Wahl says he’s the man to cure FIFA’s ‘Blatter infection’.

# political-football - Saturday 4 December, 2010

There may be trouble ahead: World Cup host choices bring plenty of challenges
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There may be trouble ahead: World Cup host choices bring plenty of challenges

Dec 4th 2010, 5:07 PM 182 Views 0 Comments

Emmet Ryan explains what we can expect after this week’s controversial decisions in Zurich.

# political-football - Thursday 18 November, 2010

John Bruton appointment to top Euro sports job a blow to Áras hopeful Sean Kelly?
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John Bruton appointment to top Euro sports job a blow to Áras hopeful Sean Kelly?

Nov 18th 2010, 3:40 PM 393 Views 0 Comments

Former Taoiseach lands plum sports body job in Europe.

# political-football - Thursday 11 November, 2010

RTÉ Sport broadcaster in election running
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RTÉ Sport broadcaster in election running

Nov 11th 2010, 3:44 PM 310 Views 1 Comment

Will you not just tell us the half-time scores?

# political-football - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Political football: Iranian and Bolivian leaders line out for footie game
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Political football: Iranian and Bolivian leaders line out for footie game

Oct 27th 2010, 3:51 PM 157 Views 0 Comments

What happened when Iran and Bolivia’s leaders pulled on football boots?