Ireland’s Harry Arter in action against Wales during their World Cup qualifier in Cardiff. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Harry Arter has saluted his Republic of Ireland team-mates for getting it right on the night once again to preserve their World Cup dream. Just as th(...)

Ireland’s James McClean watches his shot go fly past Wayne Hennessey in the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

James McClean’s right-footed strike in Cardiff on Monday night was enough to book Ireland a 2018 World Cup playoff place with the situation helpfully (...)

James McClean celebrates after his strike gave Ireland a 1-0 win over Wales in Cardiff and a place in the World Cup qualification play-offs. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

It fell to James McClean to slay the Welsh dragon and the Derry man didn’t disappoint. His 57th-minute goal now stands as one of those moments for Iri(...)

Martin O’Neill saw his Ireland side qualify for the World Cup playoffs thanks to a 1-0 win over Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP

Things come full circle. After another spine-tingling football night of thrills and spills from the Ireland football team, Martin O’Neill didn’t quite(...)

 James McClean (second from right) celebrates scoring his goal with his Republic of Ireland  team-mates  during the  World Cup qualifier against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Wales 0 Republic of Ireland 1 For countless generations the Irish have been passing through Wales en route to what they hoped would be better times i(...)

Ireland arrive for training on Friday ahead of their crucial double header against Moldova and Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill, it seems, will not be going anywhere when this qualifying campaign is over. We still don’t know about his team but John Delaney, the m(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is still confident Ireland can qualify for the World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Martin O’Neill has given the strongest indication yet that he intends to stay on for the next European Championship qualifying campaign regardless of (...)

 James McCarthy took a full part in training on Monday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill says that Harry Arter and James McCarthy are both still in contention to play in one or both of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qua(...)

 Jeff Hendrick celebrates scoring with Irish teammate Stephen Ward. Photograph: Reuters

With the Republic of Ireland squad set to gather and train together on Monday afternoon ahead of the two final World Cup 2018 qualifiers, Jeff Hendric(...)

Harry Arter has emerged as a doubt for Ireland’s final two World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales. Photo: Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter’s chances of featuring for Ireland in the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales took a knock on Friday as (...)