Everton midfielder James McCarthy at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James McCarthy and Jeff Hendrick emerged as minor injury concerns on day two of the Irish squad’s preparations for this weekend’s games against Gibra(...)

Everton footballer Darron Gibson  arrives at Trafford Magistrates’ Court in Sale, Cheshire, where he will appear accused of crashing his sports car into a cyclist while drink-driving. Photo: Tony Spencer/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland and Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and banned from driving for 20 months after (...)

Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson (right) has been charged with a number of driving offences including drink driving.

Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson has been charged with a number of driving offences including drink driving. It is alleged the soccer s(...)

Roberto Martinez has accused John Terry of joining a campaign to lure John Stones to Chelsea. Photograph: PA

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has accused John Terry of being part of a Chelsea campaign to lure John Stones. There has been talk of the Barclays Pre(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is challenged by James Collins of West Ham during the Premier League match at Villa Park. Photo: Stu Forster

Martin O’Neill will be in Dublin on Tuesday to name what is expected to be an extended initial squad for next month’s games against England and Scot(...)

Darron Gibson won’t line out for Everton again this season. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is happy with Darron Gibson’s progress as he continues his recovery from injury, but the Irish midfielde(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

With a cup run and an international recall under his belt, Martin O’Neill has suggested that Shay Given is serious about cementing his comeback next (...)

Manchester City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Saturday, April 11thBurnley (19) v Arsenal (2)Burnley’s Matt Taylor could return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off but fellow midf(...)

Ross Barkley of Everton applauds the fans as he is substituted during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park. Photo: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton 1 Southampton 0Everton captain Phil Jagielka’s solitary goal cut through the mediocrity on an afternoon when both the Toffees and Southampton (...)

Republic of Ireland  assistant manager Roy Keane says the team need to make the Aviva a fortress. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

James McClean says he is “100 per cent” sure he will be available for Sunday’s game against Poland despite an ankle problem that required the Wigan wi(...)