Jon Walters (left) celebrates scoring his second goal with Richard Keogh  during the Euro 2016 play-off second leg between the Republic of Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Republic of Ireland hero Jon Walters to fire up his team as he comes bouncing back into club action. Walters has rejoin(...)

The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

Republic of Ireland’s coach Martin O’Neill  by  Roy Keane after the play-off win over Bosnia Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium. Photo:Getty Images

He says it’s best not to think too far ahead but Roy Keane admits that he was still up at 6.30am yesterday chatting about what the final list of 23 pl(...)

Wes Hoolahan, Robbie Brady and Jonathan Walters celebrate after Ireland beat Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach Euro 2016. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho 1:17

The reaction around the world to last night’s events at the Aviva Stadium has been very positive from an Irish point of view with a lot of praise heap(...)

 Bosnia’s Asmir Begovic is unable to prevent Jonathan Walters scoring Ireland’s second goal. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A special night in Dublin. This was a throwback to Jack’s days, almost, not unlike the Belgium or Spain games before we qualified in ’88 and ’90. It w(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Well, isn’t life just grand? You know, if Liveline had a poll today on replacing Amhrán na bhFiann with ‘Super Jonny Walters’, it might be the first 1(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill celebrates after the match. Photo: Lee Smith / Reuters

If the French public are nursing fears that Friday night’s atrocity in Paris might keep visitors away from their country, the celebratory roar emanati(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Jon  Walters celebrates scoring his penalty. Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters 4:54

Republic of Ireland 2 Bosnia-Herzogovina 0 (Ireland win 3-1 on aggregate) Having been here four years ago too for the game against Estonia, the Dutch(...)

John O’Shea is available for selection after suspension. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The work will have been intense for Martin O’Neill and Mehmed Bazdarevic since Friday. A game to be re-watched and studied, a long flight to Dublin(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at a press conference. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

When José Mourinho observed a couple of seasons ago that the 1-1 draw his side had taken back home from Galatasaray in the first knockout round was(...)