A despondent Ireland  squad  after the defeat to England in Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

It’s common enough for coaches, of multiple sporting persuasions, to advise their players during major tournaments to avoid the Twitter machine becau(...)

Richard Dunne: “Retiring from international football has been an extremely difficult decision for me to make.”

After 14 years as Ireland’s last line of defence, Richard Dunne has decided that the time is right to bring down the curtain on his international care(...)

 Mick McCarthy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor have signed new three-year deals, the club have announced. McCarthy took charge of the Tr(...)

Steven Defour of Belgium celebrates after scoring a goal during a qualifying match against Scotland at Hampden Park. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Last year Cardiff City striker Frazier Campbell spoke fondly of the formative season he once spent on loan at Royal Antwerp, Manchester United’s feede(...)

 Roy Keane has withdrawn from his role as an ITV pundit. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

Not for the first time Roy Keane has caused a degree of turmoil on the eve of a World Cup, after deciding not to travel to Brazil as a pundit for ITV (...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane speaks to the media after training at Gannon Park in Malahide, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Pitchside updates by Ireland’s assistant managers have not been headline events, with even those given by (...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane speaks to the media after training today. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Roy Keane is relishing the opportunity to bring his winning mentality to the Republic of Ireland’s bid to qualify for Euro 2016. The 42-y(...)

 Mick McCarthy, then  Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, embraces Roy Keane, then Sunderland manager, after  a Coca-Cola Championship match between the teams at Molineux in  2006 in Wolverhampton. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has said that Roy Keane apologised to him over their falling out in Saipan before the 2002 Wor(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill speaks during a press conference at the Gibson Hotel. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill believes his assistant Roy Keane was wrong to give up the opportunity of playing at the 2002 World Cup.(...)

Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea is looking forward to working with Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John O’Shea expects the new managerial pairing of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane to pay immediate dividends for the Republic of Ireland when they meet (...)