Des Cahill covered Italia ’90 for RTÉ Sport

It was from a prime media position that RTÉ Sport reporter Des Cahill watched the events of Italia ‘90 unfold. It’s something he’s well used to, havin(...)

Republic of Ireland  fans soak up the atmosphere.

He’s been to 130 Republic of Ireland away matches, every major tournament the ‘Boys in Green’ have ever been to and he’s spent an estimated €400,000 (...)

Niall Quinn celebrates his equalising goal against the Netherlands.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jack Charlton was never a man to covet the kind of adulation normally reserved for film stars and athletes of less obvious physical attraction, who ca(...)

Republic of Ireland players celebrate David O’Leary’s winning penalty against Romania in Genoa, on June 25th, 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The whole country seemed to come to a standstill 25 years ago today as Ireland faced Romania for a place in the World Cup quarter finals. Shops closed(...)

A fight breaks out during the second Test of the 2006 International Rules series. The indiscipline issue has probably proven to be the most costly for the hybrid game. Photograph: Inpho

On Saturday evening in Perth, 30 years after it officially started, the International Rules series between Ireland and Australia could be on it last l(...)

Writer Roddy Doyle and Roy Keane pose for photographs at the Aviva Stadium with their book, Roy Keane The Second Half. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Roy Keane’s second autobiography has lived up to its publisher’s great expectations, selling 10,742 copies in Irish bookstores in the first three days(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters out-jumps David Kvirkvelia of Georgia European Championship Qualifier, Boris Paichadze National Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph: Inpho

One of the reasons Giovanni Trapattoni used to give for picking Robbie Keane in every game, regardless of the fluctuations of his form, was that he co(...)

Packie Bonner at the launch of ‘Man to Man: Irish Stories of Hope in Prostate Cancer’.

Former Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner has said the experience of three former teammates who contracted cancer in middle age has spurred him to get (...)

 Everton academy coach Kevin Sheedy has hit out at Manchester United manager David Moyes . Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Everton academy coach and former player Kevin Sheedy has put the boot into Manchester United manager David Moyes. The former Republic of(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni led Ireland to Poland in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic of Ireland has failed to qualify for the latter stages of the European Championships on each of the two previous occasions it has(...)