Richard Keogh, left,  and Marc Wilson, right, with team-mates during the Republic of Ireland training session at Abbotstown.   Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill finally gave up any hope of Shane Long making the trip to Zenica last night when it was decided to leave the striker to continue his(...)

Republic of Ireland players  during training at  Abbotstown ahead of the first leg of the Euro 2016 play-off away to Bosnia on Friday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has said that he will take a few days before trying to finalise his approach to Friday’s first leg of Ireland’s European Championship q(...)

Goalkeepers Darren Randolph and David Forde during Republic of Ireland squad training at   Abbotstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shane Long will be given until Wednesday by Martin O’Neill to show significant signs of improvement to his ankle injury and enable him to play a part (...)

Martin O’Neill, with Bosnia-Herzegovina head coach Mehmed Bazdarevic, has named a provisional squad for the Euro 2016 play-offs.

Martin O’Neill is without Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn for the European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina but the Repu(...)

Roy Keane: The one thing we won’t do is take our eye off the ball in terms of training or think we can just turn up and win.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy

There was a moment yesterday after training in Abbotstown when Roy Keane suddenly seemed surprised by his own tone as talked about Gibraltar. “I thin(...)

Roy Keane has confirmed Everton’s James McCarthy has taken full part in training ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar. Photograph: Inpho

James McCarthy trained fully with the Irish squad this morning in Abbbotstown where Paul McShane was the only member of Martin O’Neill’s squad to sit (...)

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill addresses the assembled media at Gannon Park, Malahide. “It’s up to us to win. I’m not minimising the importance of the game.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/INpho

Perhaps his involvement in Tuesday’s minor car accident has given him a particular sense of perspective but when Martin O’Neill stood pitch side in Ma(...)

Martin O’Neill speaks to the press ahead of Ireland’s crucial qualifier against Scotland this Saturday. Photo: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Martin O’Neill shrugged off questions about Monday evening’s car accident on the M50 after training on Tuesday morning with the Republic of Ireland ma(...)

 Paul McShane in action against England’s Jamie Vardy  during the international friendly game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Paul McShane says it’s crucial the Republic of Ireland players go into this weekend in a positive frame of mind. The team have been solid at the back (...)

Republic of Ireland striker  Daryl Murphy heads at goal during the friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 Perhaps these two sides could have injected a little more life into this Sunday lunchtime encounter by agreeing(...)