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(...)

Aston Villa’s midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates Villa’s second goal during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium last April. Photograph: Getty Images

Kevin Grealish, father of Jack Grealish, has rejected reports that his son has resolved his international dilemma by choosing to declare for England.(...)

West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen scored on his debut in  the Republic of Ireland under-21’s victory away to Andorra. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Andorra U21 0 Republic of Ireland 2 Josh Cullen’s dream couple of weeks continued with a goal on his competitive debut as Republic of Ireland under-(...)

Noel King, managing director of NK Communications: said  company was excited about taking on  significant number of new recruits

Sales companies Lites Group and NK Communications are planning to create 55 jobs on the back of a deal with electricity and gas supplier Energia. Lit(...)

Jack Grealish will not be deciding upon his international future anytime soon. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Jack Grealish’s father and agent has revealed that Martin O’Neill’s attempt yesterday to entice his son into the Republic of Ireland senior fold was m(...)

It’s barely a year since 19-year-old Jack Grealish was out on loan at Notts County, and Ireland under-21 manager Noel King says he is delighted to see the teenager make the most of his opportunities at Aston Villa. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

For an awful lot of English clubs, the next few days and weeks will define their season but even before the finer points of the profit and loss column(...)

Brazil legend Sócrates confronts Alain Giresse in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup in Guadalaraja, Mexico, which France won in a penalty shoutout. Photograph: AFP/Getty

In the tunnel in Guadalajara, Sócrates stopped. One of the giants of Brazilian football turned around. He wanted to shake the hand of someone a few(...)