Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “It’s not my job to pressure somebody into a decision that they might not entirely fancy,” said  O’Neill of Jack Grealish’s future international intenstions. Photo:  Ian Walton/Getty

Martin O’Neill is expected to know by the end of the week whether Darron Gibson is on course to be fit for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifier against S(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

Aiden McGeady takes on Germany’s Jerome Boateng during their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph: EPA

The forgotten man in the precious goal Ireland manufactured in the Ruhr on Tuesday evening was Aiden McGeady. The Glaswegian-born kid has been a delig(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s John O’Shea celebrates scoring the dramatic equaliser against Germany  in injury time. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John O’Shea, the centurion, the captain, the hero. About time he gets his dues.Over the years there has been a certain negativity directed at John bec(...)

John O’Shea hasn’t scored many goals but he’s scored some big ones. He scored in a Champions League semi-final, he chipped Manuel Almunia at Highbu(...)

 Republic of Ireland’s John O’Shea celebrates scoring the equaliser  against Germany in injury time. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Football is not immune to fairytales but even the Brothers Grimm might have raised eyebrows at the manner in which Ireland concocted one of those fab(...)

John O’Shea (centre) of Ireland celebrates after scoring  the late equaliser against world champions Germany in   at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Fredrik Von Erichsen / EPA

Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1It seemed too much to ask for that Ireland might come to Germany’s old mining capital and somehow dig out a result but (...)

Brian Lenihan (right) has been called up to the senior Ireland squad after just 45 minutes with the under-21s. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Brian Lenihan’s surprise elevation to the senior squad will act as an inspiration to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side that faces Norway Thursday(...)

Everton right back Séamus Coleman has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s European Championship qualifier against Gibraltar. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill will be without Everton full back Séamus Coleman and goalkeeper Shay Given for next Saturday’s European Champi(...)

  James McCarthy of Everton has been left out of the Republic of Ireland squad to face Gibraltar next weekend. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

James McCarthy has been left out of the Republic of Ireland squad to face Gibraltar, at least, with Everton eager to monitor the troublesome quad str(...)