Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill speaking during yesterday’s summer squad update announcement in Waterford. Photograph: Donall Farmer/inpho

At the end of his first run through yesterday of who will be available to him and when over the coming weeks, Martin O’Neill sounded like a man who wa(...)

 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(...)

Everton’s new signing Aiden McGeady is unveiled before the Barclays Premier League match against Norwich City at Goodison Park today. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Everton have announced the signing of former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow. There had been speculation the 27-year-old Irishman wou(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Noel King has been appointed the interim manager of the senior side. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The FAI’s board has confirmed that Noel King will take temporary charge of the Republic of Ireland senior team with the current under-21 boss set to (...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney (centre) says the association will not be rushed into an appointment. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney says the association’s Board will meet within a matter of days to discuss candidates to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni, (...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni.  Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Niall Quinn has called for long-term investment in the Irish game if the Republic are to avoid being cast into the international wilderness.Giovanni (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni makes his point at Saturday’s press conference at Gannon Park in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Giovanni Trapattoni insists he still has the backing of his players as he prepares to mount a seemingly futile mission to rescue both World Cup qualif(...)

In the absence of Richard Dunne, Sean St Ledger has restaked his claim for a starting spot at centre half for the Republic of Ireland. Photograph:  Mike Stobe/Getty Images.

Just as they did last year, Giovanni Trapattoni and his players parted company for the summer this week off the back of a 2-0 defeat. That is where th(...)

Wes Hoolahan:  could be the ideal link man in the modern number 10 role, between the midfield four and lone striker, for the really competitive internationals. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tomorrow’s friendly with Georgia brings to mind my first competitive game as senior manager, against the same opposition in Tblisi 10 years ago. The a(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Brady sits on the bench injured during a training session at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Robbie Brady is out of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.The Hull winger sat out training at Malahide this morni(...)