Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is challenged by James Collins of West Ham during the Premier League match at Villa Park. Photo: Stu Forster

Martin O’Neill will be in Dublin on Tuesday to name what is expected to be an extended initial squad for next month’s games against England and Scot(...)

“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty. 1:11

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

Stephen Ward (2nd from right) in training on Friday with fellow Republic of Ireland squad members   Cyrus Christie, Wes Hoolahan and Harry Arter. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho 2:59

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says Stephen Ward may yet feature in Sunday’s vital European Championship qualifying game against Poland at(...)

Stephen Ward: played for Bohemians in the League of Ireland after finishing with Home Farm. He later moved to Wolves. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho 1:18

Back home on a rare weekend off, Stephen Quinn returned to the place where his love affair with football was first sparked and summarized that the mo(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane briefs the assembled media at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might just have something to do with the ill will that marked the closing stages of his last press conference but sit-down privileges with Ireland’(...)

Republic of Ireland  assistant manager Roy Keane says the team need to make the Aviva a fortress. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

James McClean says he is “100 per cent” sure he will be available for Sunday’s game against Poland despite an ankle problem that required the Wigan wi(...)

Robbie Brady training with the Republic of Ireland squad at  Gannon Park in  Malahide. He could be in line for a starting place against Poland. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There are times when Martin O’Neill’s reluctance to settle on squads of 23 players seems like indecision and others when it might well be taken for in(...)

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter asked brother-in-law Scott Parker for advice following his first Ireland call-up. Photograph: Inpho

Harry Arter had only to turn to his brother-in-law for advice as he prepared to embark upon his senior international career with the Republic of Irela(...)

Stephen Ward is a major doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Stephen Ward looks to be a major doubt for Sunday’s game against Poland with the Burnley left back set to receive treatment over the next couple of da(...)

 Martin O’Neill: “There’s a fairly decent chance he might have had a few caps for us before he actually makes his debut for England considering the way he’s playing but he said he wanted to play for England and that has remained the same. Fine, if that’s the case.”

Martin O’Neill says he has given up any hope of Tottenham striker Harry Kane playing for Ireland but insists he is still exploring a number of other (...)