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(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

John O’Shea has said the only redress the players would have been interested in after Ireland’s controversial elimination by France in Paris six years ago would have been another game, not any share of €5 million secured by the FAI from Fifa during the weeks that followed. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO.

John O’Shea has said the only redress the players would have been interested in after Ireland’s controversial World Cup play-off elimination by France(...)

Republic of Ireland squad training at Malahide ahead of the upcoming England friendly. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Paul McShane was the only one of 19 Ireland players in Malahide today not to train with the recently released Hull City defender still recovering f(...)

LONDON, ENGLA Paul McShane has been released by Hull City. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Hull City have released six players following their relegation from the Premiership, and among them is Irish defender Paul McShane. Manager Steve Bruc(...)

Hull City manager Steve Bruce looks dejected after his side was relegated at the KC Stadium  yesterday. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/Reuters

They began the afternoon cheering and ended it in the same admirable manner despite having just witnessed their team being relegated. The Hull City s(...)

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship following a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Getty

Hull City 0 Manchester United 0 Farewell then, for now, Hull City. Steve Bruce’s game but toothless Tigers claimed the final relegation spot at(...)