Jamie Ward’s return bolsters Northern Ireland’s attacking options.

Jamie Ward has been recalled to the Northern Ireland squad for their decisive Euro 2016 qualifiers against Greece and Finland. A hamstring injury kept(...)

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty shoots to score their late equaliser past Hungary’s goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly during the Euro 2016 qualifying Group F matchat Windsor Park in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland 1 Hungary 1 They may well have heard the noise on the Cave Hill. You can see it now that the Kop at Windsor Park is no more. But its (...)

Kyle Lafferty: “I had to grow up sometime. The team and the country needs the Kyle Lafferty with the head screwed on”. Photograph: William Cherry/INPHO/Presseye

Two years ago this week Steven Davis was part of a Northern Ireland side that lost 3-2 to Luxembourg on the way to finishing fifth in their World Cup (...)

 Aleksandr Kerzhakov draws Ireland in World Cup qualification Group D. Photograph: Reuters

Martin O’Neill will be relieved to have avoided the continent’s biggest guns in the draw for the European section of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers (...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty after failing to score agaings   Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu at Windsor Park on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Michael O’Neill believes Northern Ireland’s next two matches will determine their Euro 2016 fate. Northern Ireland have not qualified for a major tour(...)

Northern Ireland train at Windsor Park: Michael O’Neill may have five players from Premier League clubs in his starting line-up. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

A Romanian reporter, perhaps lacking in some local knowledge, asked Michael O’Neill yesterday at Windsor Park if Northern Ireland would embark on a “g(...)

Amnesty International have called on Northern Ireland to use Saturday’s friendly against Qatar to put pressure on the Qatari government to improve the rights of the migrants working on the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Getty

Amnesty International has called for Qatar’s friendly with Northern Ireland on Sunday in Crewe to be used to pressure the Qatari government into impro(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is challenged by James Collins of West Ham during the Premier League match at Villa Park. Photo: Stu Forster

Martin O’Neill will be in Dublin on Tuesday to name what is expected to be an extended initial squad for next month’s games against England and Scot(...)

 Gardaí: wanted to know if Capt Herbert Woods’s widow, who was living in the UK, should be informed about the discovery of the bodies.

The bodies of three Protestants killed by the IRA in Co Cork during the Truce were exhumed and secretly reburied in a local graveyard to avoid contro(...)

Martin O’Neill’s Ireland will take on Northern Ireland in a closed doors training match on June 4th as preparation for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland will play Northern Ireland in a training match behind closed doors on June 4th as part of both side’s preparation for vital Euro 2016 qualific(...)