Wes Hoolahan and Scotand’s Scott Brown battle for possession at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland manager seemed to have stumbled upon a system that works. That accommodated Wes Hoolahan. That had Scotland on the rack for(...)

James McClean heads a late chance wide as Ireland desperately searched for a winner against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Back in the days when they were still on speaking terms, John Delaney and his opposite number at the SFA were key players in the push to expand the Eu(...)

David Marshall during training ahead of tonight’s showdown in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, where the Glaswegian (30) is expected to be Gordon Strachan’s preferred keeper for Scotland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Scotland’s Footballer of the Year is a goalkeeper. His name is Craig Gordon and his story – debut for Hearts at 19, player of the year, first time,(...)

Christophe Berra celebrates scoring Scotland’s winner against Northern Ireland at Hampden Park. Photograph: Reuters

In the grand catalogue of Gordon Strachan’s steady transformation of Scotland a narrow win over Northern Ireland will hardly register, but it was neve(...)

Optica, a boutique eyewear business run by husband and wife team Donal and Deirdre McNally

Dawson Street, one of Dublin’s most beautiful thoroughfares, is currently blighted by Luas works but savvy shoppers will have noticed a subtle chan(...)

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring England’s second in their 3-1 win over Scotland at Celtic park

Scotland 1 England 3 For a few moments England had toyed with the idea of making it a more difficult night than necessary. Andy Robertson had just sco(...)

England’s manager Roy Hodgson and his captain Wayne Rooney talk at a press conference ahead of their international friendly at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photograph: Reuters.

Wayne Rooney has talked to the younger members of the England squad to warn them about the atmosphere at Celtic Park and ensure they are not intimida(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (left) and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan during the Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Shaun Maloney revealed his outstanding winning goal for Scotland against the Republic of Ireland was the result of a well-worked training ground move.(...)

Gardaí are not treating as suspicious the death of  Daniel Marshall (25) whose remains were found in a hotel at the weekend.

Gardaí are not treating as suspicious the death of man whose remains were found in a hotel at the weekend.The body of Daniel Marshall (25) was discove(...)

Connor Wickham  celebrates scoring his second goal with Sunderland captain John O’Shea  during the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Sunderland 4 Cardiff 0: Connor Wickham and Emanuele Giaccherini could not have picked a better moment to start reminding everyone of the old a(...)