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(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill cuts a frustrated figure. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan 2:10

There is rarely a good time to hear the strange music of Scottish bagpipes. But an hour into what was supposed to be an exhibition of Irish fury at th(...)

Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea at the final whistle of the Euro 2016 qualifying game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

John O’Shea admitted that Ireland simply weren’t good enough to get the result they needed on Saturday and the veteran defender says they have little (...)

Roy Keane at Ireland’s training ground in Malahide yesterday: “We’re not daft, we know what’s at stake but we’re ready for it.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland can stop Scotland’s resurgence under Gordon Strachan in its tracks tomorrow evening at the Aviva Stadium, according to Roy Keane, who insis(...)

Martin O’Neill speaks to the press ahead of Ireland’s crucial qualifier against Scotland this Saturday. Photo: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Martin O’Neill shrugged off questions about Monday evening’s car accident on the M50 after training on Tuesday morning with the Republic of Ireland ma(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill answers questions from the media at a squad training session at Gannon Park in Malahide. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish players will take a break from the build-up to the Scotland game today, with Martin O’Neill allowing them time with their families after (...)

England’s Jordan Henderson battles for the ball with the Republic of Ireland’s Aiden McGeady during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Decisions, decisions. A damp squib is better than the fire and brimstone of 1995 but this scoreless draw with England proves the overall plan and shap(...)

 England manager Roy Hodgson  talks with Republic of Ireland  Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during the international friendly soccer match at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was happy with his side’s showing in the 0-0 friendly draw with England as he looks to up the intensity ahe(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

John O’Shea has said the only redress the players would have been interested in after Ireland’s controversial elimination by France in Paris six years ago would have been another game, not any share of €5 million secured by the FAI from Fifa during the weeks that followed. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO.

John O’Shea has said the only redress the players would have been interested in after Ireland’s controversial World Cup play-off elimination by France(...)