Shay Given is undergoing knee surgery in a bid to salvage his chances of making it to Euro 2016 following the injury he picked up in Ireland’s win over Germany. Photograph: Getty

Martin O’Neill says he is waiting to see how successful Shay Given’s latest attempt to sort out the knee problem that has troubled him since he was in(...)

Marchers attend an anti-water charges protest in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Organisers of Saturday’s anti-water charges march said the protest focus must now translate into mass non-payment of bills to provide the next governm(...)

Roy Keane  arrives ahead of this morning’s training session in Malahide. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Waiting for Keano. Beckett said the tears of the world are a constant quantity. Well, right now they are constant and quantitative upon our hooded nog(...)

Full list of candidates The electoral axe may have fallen on Meath’s three town councils – Trim, Kells and Navan – but it has resulted in a rich bo(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane speaks to the media after training today. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Roy Keane is relishing the opportunity to bring his winning mentality to the Republic of Ireland’s bid to qualify for Euro 2016. The 42-y(...)

Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill Manager are stepping up their scouting operations over the coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

With the squad for Ireland’s game against Serbia due to be named next Thursday week in Limerick, Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane are stepping up their sc(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeping coach Séamus McDonagh and David Forde work out at Gannon Park in Malahide on Saturday ahead of the Poland friendly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having waited so long to get the Irish goalkeeper’s jersey, David Forde is no hurry to surrender it again but the 33-year-old knows he has a fight on (...)

Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill during the win over Latvia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has hit back at Paolo Di Canio with the spat between the two former Sunderland managers showing little sign of abating. The Ulsterman,(...)

The new Republic of Ireland management team of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane take their first training session at Gannon Park in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Roy Keane wasted little time in making his presence felt as he formally took up his duties as the Republic of Ireland’s new assistant manager. (...)

Mattin O’Neill: will be taking over the reins today as Republic of Ireland manager. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Barely a week ago the prospect of Martin O’Neill being unveiled as the new Ireland manager seemed an exciting one to many of the team’s supporters. Su(...)