Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady prepares to pull the trigger against Georgia. The Everton player scored both goals in Ireland’s 2-1 victory. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill admits that there is significant work to be done before his Republic of Ireland team takes on Germany in five weeks’ time with Ireland’(...)

As sure as apples fall from trees, it seems, Ireland will always make life difficult for themselves against lesser teams when the stakes are high. (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “You have to remember what the object is, which is to try and break in and score some goals.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As a journalist you often find yourself standing in a group with other journalists, taking turns to ask questions of a football manager. Martin O’Neil(...)

 Shay Given in action at the Irish squad training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill and Shay Given have both denied that the player attached any conditions to his return from international retirement. The manager sugge(...)

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(...)

Portugal’s Joao Moutinho (left)  after he colliding with Ireland’s Kevin Doyle  in the second half of their international friendly  ahead of the 2014 World Cup in East Rutherford, New Jersey, last night. Photogrraph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters

Portugal 5 - Republic of Ireland 1: No reprise of the mid-summer glories of 20 years ago as Ireland revisited a favourite old football haunt out in(...)

James McClean of the Republic of Ireland challenges Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the friendly international at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Portugal 5 Republic of Ireland 1: Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his return to fitness as Portugal completed their World Cup preparations with a comforta(...)

Martin O’Neill (right) and Roy Keane at the end of the game against Italy at Craven Cottage.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Martin O’Neill was delighted with his side’s performance against Italy at Craven Cottage, despite another frustrating night in front of goal. The Ire(...)

Ireland’s Anthony Pilkington (13) takes a free kick against  Italy at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Rep of Ireland 0 Italy 0The Republic of Ireland got a well earned draw against Italy in Craven Cottage where a really good game, played in front of a (...)