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(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long celebrates with Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan at the end of the game. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Oh. Mein. Gott. A Darren Randolph-Shane Long one-two and Bob’s your Onkel, we had ourselves one of the most impossibly daft and outrageously deliciou(...)

 Aiden McGeady: “While he vividly recalled McGeady’s wonder goal against Georgia a year ago, few other imprints sprang to mind.” Photograph: Inpho.

Not since snowy-haired Giovanni Trapattoni sailed up the Vistula in the summer of 2012, had the Irish football team gotten such an airing in Foley’s. (...)

RTÉ pundit  and former Ireland midfielder Liam Brady is the sole shareholder in Liam Brady Media Limited. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The media firm owned by Irish football legend and television pundit Liam Brady reported an increase in accumulated profits and a cash balance of €22,5(...)

 James McCarthy of Ireland and Scott Brown of Scotland during the draw at the Aviva stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Eamon Dunphy believes that Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy is Mr Ed, or to use the RTÉ soccer panel pundit’s vernacular, “a talking h(...)

John Giles will not be on the RTE panel for Ireland v Scotland this Saturday. Photo: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Contrary to reports this morning RTÉ have said that John Giles has not been dropped as a soccer panellist. Giles will not be in the studio for (...)

Former France coach Raymond Domenech says it’s disgraceful that Ireland accepted money when World Cup qualification was at stake. Photo: Getty Images 3:33

Former France manager Raymond Domenech believes Ireland’s players should be compensated after hearing of Fifa’s €5 million payout following the infamo(...)

Former FAI CEO Fran Rooney with current CEO John Delaney. Rooney says the FAI need to reveal details of  a €5 million Fifa payment made out to them five years ago. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Former FAI chief executive Fran Rooney says that the association must reveal the full details of the of the €5million Fifa payment made to the FAI in (...)

Sally (left), Jill (right) and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral Mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in  Foxrock, south Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Together for the last time, they moved slowly towards the church door as the funeral bell tolled. And in our imagination, we half expected to hear Joh(...)

Sally, Jill and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The funeral has taken place of the broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy who died suddenly this week at the age of 76. The congregation at a packed Our Lady of (...)