Martin O’Neill at Ireland’s training ground in the Algarve, Faro, on Thursday. The last time Ireland played  Gibraltar, Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick, which escalated into a 7-0 victory. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s been a stuttering campaign to date with the point gained in Gelsenkirchen against the world champions last October the only highlight, and one al(...)

Robbie Keane at the Republic of Ireland press conference on Thursday: he said Ireland must not underestimate Gibraltar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It would have taken some doing to get through the last few months without realising that it had been 25 years since Italia’ 90. Less celebrated, thoug(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill may be considering Darren Randolph in goal for the upcoming Gibraltar match. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Those players to have made the cut over the weekend will take part in the Irish squad’s first ever training session in Abbotstown this morning with on(...)

Dusan Tadic celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Southampton. Photo: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Southampton 3 Norwich City 0 Southampton picked up their first Premier League win of the season as a Dusan Tadic brace inspired them to victory(...)

Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane has been named in martin O’Neill’s provisional 37-man squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Photograph: PA

As he named a hugely extended squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, Republic of Ireland manager Marti(...)

Nathan Redmond scored Norwich City’s third goal as they picked up the first win of their return to top flight football away at Sunderland. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland 1 Norwich City 3 Norwich play-maker Wes Hoolahan turned in a master class as Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat witnessed another horror s(...)

  Robbie Brady has joined Norwich City from Hull City on a deal believed to be worth €10m. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

Norwich have announced the signing of Republic of Ireland international winger Robbie Brady for a deal believed to be around €10 million. Brady has le(...)

An offside Jonathan Walters scores Ireland’s first-half goal at the Aviva. Photograph: Reuters / Cathal McNaughton. 6:59

It is sadly typical of this luckless Ireland team that the best performance they’ve given in a competitive game for about five years ended in the bitt(...)

Wes Hoolahan and Scotand’s Scott Brown battle for possession at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland manager seemed to have stumbled upon a system that works. That accommodated Wes Hoolahan. That had Scotland on the rack for(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill cuts a frustrated figure. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan 2:10

There is rarely a good time to hear the strange music of Scottish bagpipes. But an hour into what was supposed to be an exhibition of Irish fury at th(...)