Robbie  Keane scored 16 goals in 19 appearances for Celtic during a loan spell at the club. Photograph:  Craig Halkett/PA 2:31

Martin O’Neill has warned Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane his familiarity with Celtic Park will count for little as he looks to take a furthe(...)

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 (...)

Ireland’s manager Martin O’Neill shouts instructions to his players against Gibraltar. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Martin O’Neill was “delighted” with the 7-0 win over Gibraltar at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening but not best pleased with the last 20 minutes.(...)

Daryl Murphy training with the Republic of Ireland international football squad in Malahide, Co Dublin, yesterday, ahead of the upcoming game against Gibraltar. Photograph: Steve Langan/Inpho

Daryl Murphy admits to having believed his international days were done and having gone almost six years without a cap at one stage it’s not too hard(...)

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(...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)

With his starting 11 long since decided upon, it seems, Martin O’Neill is weighing up who might be used from the bench in Ireland’s opening Europea(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill runs the rule over his players during training in Malahide this morning. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Anthony Stokes and Keiren Westwood have been withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad that travelled to Georgia this afternoon. Westwood has been (...)

The Republic of Ireland’s   David Meyler hold off Ali Al-Busaidi of Oman during the friendly international played at the the Aviva Satdium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho 2:56

If life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, friendlies like this are what happens while everyone else is exploring life. A sleepy nig(...)