Ireland’s Shane Long celebrates after the Euro qualification play-off second leg win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Dublin. Photograph: EPA

Southampton’s Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long should be fit to face Stoke this weekend - returning unscathed from international duty on Monday.(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Shane Long after the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Playoff second leg at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A dispute arising out of Irish international soccer player Shane Long’s transfer from Reading FC to West Bromwich Albion has come before the High Cour(...)

The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

Aiden McGeady’s late winner against Georgia in Ireland’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier proved to be a crucial goal. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aiden McGeady v Georgia – Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi, September 7th, 2014 The fact that it’s way back as far as Ireland’s very f(...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill celebrates after the match. Photo: Lee Smith / Reuters

If the French public are nursing fears that Friday night’s atrocity in Paris might keep visitors away from their country, the celebratory roar emanati(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Jon  Walters celebrates scoring his penalty. Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters 4:54

Republic of Ireland 2 Bosnia-Herzogovina 0 (Ireland win 3-1 on aggregate) Having been here four years ago too for the game against Estonia, the Dutch(...)

John O’Shea is available for selection after suspension. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The work will have been intense for Martin O’Neill and Mehmed Bazdarevic since Friday. A game to be re-watched and studied, a long flight to Dublin(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at a press conference. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

When José Mourinho observed a couple of seasons ago that the 1-1 draw his side had taken back home from Galatasaray in the first knockout round was(...)

Shane Long has returned to Ireland training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shane Long and John O’Shea are both back in contention for Monday night’s European Championship play-off second leg against Bosnia and Herzegovina aft(...)