Germany coach Joachim Löw looks on during a training session at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin ahead of the Euro 2016 quaifier against the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images.

European Championships Qualifer Group D Republic of Ireland v Germany Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm Live on RTÉ 2, Sky Sports 1 Having (...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane (left) and manager Martin O’Neil during a press conference at the FAI National Training Centre on Wednesday. “We’re playing a Germany side full of players that play Champions League football, who have won the World Cup but we are going to go out there and fight,” O’Neill told reporters.  “We are going to show our own self-belief.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Martin O’Neill has finally admitted defeat in the battle to get Seamus Coleman for tomorrow’s European Championship qualifier against Germany with the(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane: “We’re comfortable with the players we have.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

As their own problems mount, the Irish management team are unlikely to have taken too much encouragement from the news that Lukas Podolski is ruled ou(...)

Eunan O’Kane, John O’Shea and Stephen Ward during Ireland squad training  at the  FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In his most recent book Roy Keane recalls the time Adrian Chiles turned to him as they stood on the pitch ahead of a game between Juventus and Chelsea(...)

Roy Keane has brushed away any concerns over Robbie Keane’s availability. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wes Hoolahan is the latest player to be rated doubtful for Ireland’s European Championship qualifier against Germany on Thursday with the Norwich City(...)

Cyrus Christie at the Republic of Ireland squad’s training centre,  in Abbotstown, Dublin on Monday: the Derby County defender is likely to play against Germany due to Séamus Coleman’s hamstring problem. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having been a bit part player in Derby County’s faltering start to the new Championship campaign when he arrived for international duty a month ago, C(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill says that he entirely accepts Jack Grealish’s decision to play for England rather than the Republic of Ireland, but he has angrily reje(...)

Republic of Ireland squad training at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown on Monday morning. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cyrus Christie sat out the Irish squad’s first training session of the week on Monday morning due to a hip problem with the Derby County right back re(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny at the end of Friday night’s FAI Cup semi-final. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny insists that he has nothing to prove to anyone at Shamrock Rovers, the club that sacked him after less than a season at (...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield celebrates his side’s victory over Bray Wanderers in the FAI Cup semi-final at the Carlisle Grounds. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

FAI Cup semi-final Bray Wanderers 0 Cork City 1 It’s 1987 since first played second in a FAI Cup final and back then Dundalk lost out badly to Shamro(...)