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(...)

Republic of Ireland ’s Richard Keogh. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Richard Keogh is desperate for a chance to play his way through his play-off final heartache.The Republic of Ireland defender met up with his intern(...)

Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill at the end of the game against Italy in Craven Cottage. Photograph: Inpho

On Saturday night, at Craven Cottage, Ireland gave their best performance since Martin O’Neill became the manager. They grew into the game after a slo(...)

Speculation is mounting that talks held between Roy Keane and Celtic have led to a job offer, which he has accepted. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Speculation mounted last night that talks held over the weekend between Roy Keane and Celtic had led to a job offer, which he had accepted. An announc(...)

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 (...)

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill and coach Steve Guppy at Gannon Park, Malahide, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As Richard Dunne heads for a month of sunny R&R and contemplates an almost fairytale return to the Premier League, Richard Keogh will have to pick(...)

Burnley’s  Michael Kightly  celebrates scoring their second goal during the  2-0 Championship victory over Wigan Athletic at Turf Moor that guarantees them automatic promotion back to the Premier League. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Burnley sealed automatic promotion to the Premier League as two first-half goals ensured a 2-0 win over Wigan and sparked mass celeb(...)

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 (...)

Joe O’Brien: may feature for his club today even though he has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

The FAI insists Giovanni Trapattoni has “given his blessing” to Joey O’Brien to play for West Ham today despite the Dubliner pulling out of the Republ(...)

Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady has been ruled out of the games against Sweden and Austria with a knee injury. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has cut a further two players from his Republic of Ireland squad, following three withdrawals this mor(...)