Marc Wilson (left) in action for Stoke City. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson is a slight doubt for the World Cup qualifier against Sweden because of an ankle injury. Bristol City’s Greg (...)

Anthony Pilkington’s inclusion in the Ireland  squad indicates Giovanni Trapattoni’s desire to change from 4-4-2 to something like 4-3-3. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Giovanni Trapattoni will pick up where he left off against Spain when his squad gathers in Wales for their pre-season friendly in a couple of weeks wi(...)

 Richard Dunne has been left out of the Ireland squad for friendly in Cardiff.

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left Richard Dunne out of his squad to face Wales in Cardiff next month with the Italian suggestin(...)

The  Republic of Ireland’s Darren O’Dea has joined Metallurg Donestk on a thre0year deal. Photograph: Vladimir Astapkovich/PA Wire.

Republic of Ireland defender Darren O’Dea has agreed a three-year deal with Ukrainian side Metallurg Donetsk. The former Celtic and Leeds Unite(...)

Richard Stearman. Photograph: Getty Images

Wolves defender Richard Stearman could be available to Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni next season.PA Sport understands the Football Ass(...)

Séamus Coleman will play on the right side of midfield against Spain in New York. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Séamus Coleman will be deployed in a right-sided midfield role for the Republic of Ireland’s friendly international against Spain at Yankee Stadium in(...)

Stephen Kelly wil start at left back for  the Republic of Ireland against England at Wembley. Photograph:   Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Stephen Kelly will start at left back and Seán St Ledger at centre back in the Republic of Ireland team to take on England in Wednesday night’s friend(...)

Darren O’Dea and James McCarthy in action during Republic of Ireland at Colney, London yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Damien Delaney will add to Giovanni Trapattoni’s stash of defenders with a story to tell when he joins up with the Republic of Ireland squad today. Th(...)

 Kevin Doyle  celebrates scoring Wolves’  second goal  during the Championship match against  Bristol City at Molineux. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left Wolves striker Kevin Doyle out of his 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifi(...)