Republic of Ireland goalkeeper returns to the national squad after two-year absence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Senior Republic of Ireland international John O’Shea has called on West Ham midfielder Mark Noble to make a swift decision on his international futur(...)

 Shay Given has been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the games against Oman and Georgia. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Shay Given has been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad after being named in the final 27-man list for Wednesday’s friendly against Oman in Dubl(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at the offical  announcement of his 36-man squad for the upcoming games against Oman and Georgia. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill yesterday did his best to include everyone in his provisional squad, but given the choice one feels he woul(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill sees Séamus Coleman’s future at Goodison Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If Séamus Coleman does disappear up the East Lancs road this summer it seems it won’t just be Roberto Martinez he’ll disappoint, for his inter(...)

 Republic of Ireland manger Martin O’Neill arrives at the Presidents Cup with assistant Roy Keane. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill said yesterday that Alan Pardew was fortunate it was David Meyler he had become embroiled with on the sideline on Saturday. The(...)

 Kevin Doyle (left), Andy Reid and Rob Elliot will all miss next week’s friendly against Serbia.

Kevin Doyle has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad after picking up a thigh injury during QPR’s 1-1 draw at home to Leeds this aftern(...)

Nottingham Forest’s Andy Reid will miss the friendly against Serbia.

Republic of Ireland midfielder Andy Reid will undergo a hernia operation in the coming days and has been ruled out of next week’s friendly agai(...)

Shay Given in action for Middlesbrough last weekend. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Newcastle United’s Rob Elliot is the only uncapped player included in Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s friendly with(...)

Nigel Clough (centre), the Sheffield United manager, looks on from the touchline during the FA Cup fifth round match against Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sheffield United 3 Nottingham Forest 1 Nigel Clough gained revenge o(...)

 Jamie Paterson of Nottingham Forest  celebrates after he scores their fourth goal and completes his hat-trick during the FA Cup  third round match against West Ham  at the City Ground. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

FA Cup round-up: Sam Allardyce faces fresh questions over his future as West Ham manager as an unrecognisable side were routed by second-tier Notti(...)