Alex Pearce and Stephen Quinn during Ireland’s training session in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 4:49

Amid all the talk of distractions, tonight’s game against the USA somehow seems like one itself. It will doubtless be a welcome one, though, to Martin(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)

 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(...)

David Forde at Republic of Ireland squad training at Gannon Park, Malahide this week. “I’d have no problem moving.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

David Forde will be mulling over a possible move to Germany as he heads back to his adopted home of London tomorrow with the Republic of Ireland squad(...)

 Stephen Ireland after he scored the only goal against Wales   at Croke Park in March 2007.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The prospect of Stephen Ireland ever returning to the Ireland squad looks more remote than ever after the Stoke City midfielder had his agent ring the(...)

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(...)

Shay Given could be set to make an international return at the age of 37. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane will be at Middlesbrough’s home game against Charlton Athletic on Saturday to run the rule over vetera(...)

Stephen Ward, seen here in action for Brighton, has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for the friendly games against Latvia and Poland. Photograph: Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland caretaker manager Noel King has named a 27-man squad for the upcoming friendly internationals against Latvia and Poland. Next Frid(...)

Paul Green of Leeds United, seen here in action against  Craig Bryson of Derby County on Saturday, has been called in to the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan. Photograph:  Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland interim manager Noel King has been forced to make two changes to his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakh(...)