At the launch of the fifth CoderDojo Coolest Project awards at the CHQ in Dublin were, from left, Dhruv Bhamidipati, Dublin 8, Jasper and Harvey Brezina-Conniffe, Glen O’ the Downs, Wicklow,  and Grainne Meghan, Killiney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Having already won an award for creating a phone application to alert a parent to their child’s whereabouts should they go missing, 14-year-old Harve(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Jack Byrne (r) and Gaetano Monachello of Italy during the March 24th tie at the RSC in Waterford Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The Republic of Ireland Under-21s face Slovenia in Koper on Monday evening knowing that a positive result is vital if they are to stay in the running (...)

Republic of Ireland’s Callum O’Dowda and Andrea Conti of Italy. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 4 A heavy defeat to Group Two leaders Italy at the Waterford RSC yesterday has all but ended the Republic of Ireland’s U(...)

Ireland goalkeeping coach Carlo Cudicini: “We have two difficult games this week with Italy and then over to Slovenia, who have done good work in developing young players recently, but we feel we can get back in the group with some good results.”

Carlo Cudicini has challenged the Republic of Ireland to drag themselves back into the race for European Championship qualification by defeating his (...)

He was torn between his delight at playing on such a superb team with the more basic fact of missing the uncomplicatedness of life at joyously unfashionable Blackburn.

Will Ireland produce a player like Damien Duff again? And if so when? And if so how? Not for the first time, Duff popped up out of the blue to put a (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill announces his squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He may have effectively ended Damien Delaney’s international career at Friday’s squad announcement but Martin O’Neill also started to look beyond the(...)

Republic of Ireland Under 21 manager Noel King. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Norway 0 The Republic of Ireland completed 2015 with a stalemate against a powerful Norway side at the Waterford RSC last night(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Noel King (right) is left with a huge task after the defeat to Lithuania. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Under-21s European Championship qualifier Lituania 3 Republic of Ireland 1 The Republic of Ireland’s ambitions of qualifying for a first-ever Under-(...)

Vittorio Parigini celebrates scoring the winning goal against the Republic of Ireland. Photo: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

Italy 1 Republic of Ireland 0 The Republic of Ireland suffered a first defeat in their Uefa Under-21 qualification campaign on Tuesday against (...)

Ireland’s Alan Browne scores the third goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Rep of Ireland 3-0 Lithuania The Republic of Ireland under-21s have taken an early lead in their Uefa Championship qualification group after t(...)