Republic of Ireland players celebrate  Fiona O’Sullivan’s goal against Slovenia at Tallaght Stadium last night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Republic of Ireland 2, Slovenia 0: A goal in each half from Julie Ann Russell and Fiona O’Sullivan last night to see off Slovenia kept the Republic of(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne helped earn her side a point against Russia.

Russia 0 Republic Of Ireland 0 Keeper Emma Byrne was the hero as the Republic of Ireland’s women kept their faint hopes of World Cup qualification ali(...)

 Russian team-mates congratulate goalscorer Ekaterina Pantyukhina as Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne (back) and defender Dora Gorman   look on during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifier at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 RUSSIA 3The Republic of Ireland women have it all to do to resurrect their World Cup qualification ambitions after falling five(...)

One of the three goals conceded by  Emma Byrne of Ireland in her side’s defeat to Germany. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever side of the fence you’re on, or even if you’re sitting atop it, the GAA/Sky Sports deal sounded highly majestic on Mario Rosentock’s Giftg(...)

Denise O’Sullivan of Ireland is challenging Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany   at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Bongarts/Getty Images

Rep of Ireland 2 Germany 3 European Champions Germany left Tallaght(...)

Republic of Ireland and Arsenal goalkeeper Emma Byrne said she might consider her position after the summer due to the financial pressures involved in going on international duty. Photograph: Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Sue Ronan expects goalkeeper and captain Emma Byrne to see out the World Cup qualifying campaign despite comments b(...)

At home: Dodie Smith – who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians – in 1934. Photograph: Sasha/Getty Images

Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle, first published 65 years ago, remains one of the most acute and entertaining fictional portrayals of young adultho(...)

Stephanie Roche of Peamount United FC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At Peamount United last Tuesday night the rain was falling in sheets, in buckets, in curtains of water. From the surrounding countryside of Newcastle (...)

The Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 in Croatia

Croatia 1 Republic of Ireland 1: The Republic of Ireland snatched a vital point with an injury time equaliser from Diane Caldwell against Croatia in t(...)

Ireland expect to have experienced goalkeeper Emma Byrne back for their world Cup qualifier against Slovakia at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray tomorrow.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Ireland women’s team kicks-off its World Cup qualifying campaign in Bray on Sunday (Carlisle Grounds, kick-off 1pm), where Sue Ronan’s side tak(...)