Derby County’s Richard Keogh is consoled by team-mate Conor Sammon after the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley.

He looked, as he left the pitch at Wembley barely 10 days ago, as if he would prefer to crawl under a rock than go on an end-of-season international (...)

Speculation is mounting that talks held between Roy Keane and Celtic have led to a job offer, which he has accepted. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Speculation mounted last night that talks held over the weekend between Roy Keane and Celtic had led to a job offer, which he had accepted. An announc(...)

James McClean, Shane Duffy and Stephen Quinn during a squad training session at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photograph: Inpho

The fact that he can’t make a squad of 30-plus, half of whom seem to be missing at least one game due to a wedding, seems to have persuaded Andy Keog(...)

Aiden McGeady’s  future is clear-cut just now as he approaches the end of what he regards as an extended settling-in period at Goodison Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If there was a perfect day to put up Aiden McGeady for the press then this was it – although it’s not entirely clear whether the first lot of reporter(...)

The unprecedented population surge during the boom years created a need for more childcare places in north Co Dublin. Photograph: Getty

Nicola Lynch, a mother of three from Malahide, is very worried. Her second child, Hugo, is due to start school in September but has yet to secu(...)