Mikko Ilonen plays a shot at Fota Island during the 2014 Irish Open. The resort will host the Ireland team ahead of Euro 2016. Photograph: Getty

Martin O’Neill has selected Fota Island as the venue for Ireland’s training camp prior to this summer’s European Championships. The resort, based in (...)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe speaks to Harry Arter during their Premier League win over Manchester United. Photo:  Steve Bardens/Getty Images

It was a couple of minutes before kick-off against Manchester United and the Bournemouth players had come together for their pre-match huddle. The sam(...)

Owen Garvan of Colchester United: seemed set at one stage to follow in the footsteps of grandfather and uncle, Con and Mick Martin, by playing for Ireland.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Less than three years after he started for Crystal Palace in the playoff final win that got the London club to the Premier League, Wembley is notiona(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “What the hell do you people want?” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

1“You know, I’ve been very busy climbing to the top of this greasy IAAF pole. But now I’m here, I’m going to shed this Tory politico disguise, cut do(...)

Manchester United have been uninspired under Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs. Photograph: Getty Images

José Mourinho has been available for three weeks now, and still no takers. Clearly three weeks is not exactly a lifetime in exile for a football mana(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and manager Martin O’Neill celebrate after beating Bosnia and Herzegovina to qualify for Euro 2016. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Martin O’Neill refused to be drawn on whether or not he will remain in the role as Ireland manager for the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign, and (...)

‘People who show no respect for boundaries by roaring in to their mobile phones on buses, trains and trams to be interned in Frongoch to join the commemoration hijackers, those who do not clean up after their dogs, those who deny climate change and the hipsters with very long beards.’

As the year draws to a close, it is time to plan ahead. Here are 50 things we need in Ireland in 2016: 1. Local and national politicians who fill o(...)

The Republic of Ireland are set to play the Netherlands in their final home warm-up game ahead of Euro 2016. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Netherlands are to provide the opposition in the Republic of Ireland’s farewell friendly in Dublin ahead of the Euro 2016. Details of the fixtu(...)

Italy’s coach Antonio Conte, Sweden’s coach Erik Hamren, Martin O’Neill, and Belgian assistant coach Vital Borke at the Euro 2016 draw ceremony at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. Photograph: Christian Charisius/EPA

The FAI will announce today details of the agreement it has reached with Uefa over the distribution of tickets to Irish supporters and how those who r(...)

Ukraine assistant coach Volodymyr Onyshchenko, manager of Poland Adam Nawalka, Michael O’Neill and Germany boss  Joachim Low pose after their sides were drawn together at next summer’s European Championships. Photograph: Getty

Michael O’Neill will seek help from his Scotland and Ireland counterparts ahead of Northern Ireland’s European Championship debut in France next summe(...)