Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane (left) and manager Martin O’Neill (centre) look on during a squad training session at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photo: Brian Lawlwss/PA

There was good news and bad news for Martin O’Neill on the biography front yesterday with interest in Roy Keane’s latest work easing to the extent tha(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane speaking to media in Malahide. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Roy Keane insists there is no fear in the Ireland camp ahead of the tricky away trip to Tblisi to face Georgia in the first Euro 2016 qualifier on Sun(...)

 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(...)

Four men armed with knives made their way into the northwest London home of former England international and ITV soccer pundit Ian Wright, and held his wife and children before making off with personal possessions. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Former England international Ian Wright is flying home from Brazil after his wife and children were burgled at knifepoint in London.Four men armed wit(...)

Ireland’s James McClean  is challenged by Turkey’s Ahmet Ilhan Ozek. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2 These continue to be tough times for the FAI who must have hoped their new management team would help to generate a (...)

 Stephen Ireland after he scored the only goal against Wales   at Croke Park in March 2007.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The prospect of Stephen Ireland ever returning to the Ireland squad looks more remote than ever after the Stoke City midfielder had his agent ring the(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill today named a provisional 32 man squad ahead of four friendly games in May and June. Ireland face Turkey on(...)

Edin Dzeko of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during their Premier League match against Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 4Aston Villa 0For Manchester City, everything is now in place. Manuel Pellegrini’s team took their time before showing why th(...)

Arsene Wenger: said hopes of a top-four finish are under threat.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal must qualify for the Champions League if they are to continue progressing as a club an(...)

A tribute to the 96 fans who died during the Hillsborough disaster, outside the ground today before the Sky Bet Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield. Photograph: PA Wire

Kick-off delays in English football today were to form part of tributes to those killed in the Hillsborough disaster, the 25th anniversary of w(...)