Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud (right) celebrates with team mate and fellow goalscorer Aaron Ramsey   at Goodison Park. Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

Arsene Wenger praised Olivier Giroud for helping Arsenal snatch a point at Everton. Arsenal looked to be heading for defeat after Séamus Coleman and S(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud celebrates his late equaliser against Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Everton 2 Arsenal 2Arsenal scored twice in the last seven minutes to escape with a 2-2 draw at Everton after the home side had largely dominated the P(...)

 Darron Gibson could play in  Everton’s Premier League game  against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday. Photograph:   Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson is set to make his return for Everton this weekend after 10 months on the sidelines.The 26-year-old from (...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will announce his squad for Oman and Georgia on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Seven games into his Republic of Ireland managerial tenure and the path ahead of Martin O’Neill looks much the same as it did when the Euro 2016 draw(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is optimistic that Séamus Coleman will be fit for the opening game of his team’s European Championship qua(...)

Séamus Coleman of Everton has been left out of the pre-season tour to Thailand because of injury. Photograph:   Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Everton defender Séamus Coleman will miss their pre-season friendly in Thailand to ensure he does not aggravate a hamstring problem. The Republic of (...)

Hollywood actor Paul Rudd has described Ireland as ‘the best place on Earth’. File. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Actor Paul Rudd has described Ireland as “hands down” the best country in the world. The 45-year-old star of Knocked Up, I Love You Man and Anchorman (...)

Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill at the end of the game against Italy in Craven Cottage. Photograph: Inpho

On Saturday night, at Craven Cottage, Ireland gave their best performance since Martin O’Neill became the manager. They grew into the game after a slo(...)

Speculation is mounting that talks held between Roy Keane and Celtic have led to a job offer, which he has accepted. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Speculation mounted last night that talks held over the weekend between Roy Keane and Celtic had led to a job offer, which he had accepted. An announc(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named John O’Shea captain for the friendly against Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s 2-0 victory over Italy in Liege three years ago is a reminder of how unpredictable these end of season affairs can be. But a bit like the gu(...)