Ireland’s Robbie Brady is free to play in November’s World Cup qualifiers after escaping punishment for an incident involving Wales’ Ashley Williams. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Robbie Brady has been cleared by Fifa over an incident involving Ashley Williams during last Monday’s win over Wales in Cardiff, meaning he will be av(...)

Fifa are to investigate an alleged headbutt by Robbie Brady on Wales captain Ashley Williams. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Fifa have confirmed they are to investigate an incident between Robbie Brady and Ashley Williams during Ireland’s 1-0 win over Wales on Monday night. (...)

James McClean’s goal gave Ireland a 1-0 win over Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Monday night’s rousing win 1-0 against Wales has put Ireland two games away from a first World Cup appearance since 2002. Martin O’Neill’s side secur(...)

Shane Duffy challenges Wales’ Ashley Williams during Ireland’s 1-0 win in Cardiff. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

23 Darren Randolph Terrific display. Acrobatic save from Robson-Kanu shortly after half-time kept Ireland alive. Tipped a Ramsey effort over from dis(...)

 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(...)

Wales and the Republic of Ireland line up before the clash in the Aviva Stadium which ended a scoreless draw last March. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

A routine assignment for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland then; march into the partisan frenzy of Cardiff City Stadium, conjure up a goal, withstand an inevit(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during training ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Wales. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill insists that he always knew Ireland’s hopes of progressing from this World Cup group might come down to the last kick of the game again(...)

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(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill agreed a new deal to stay on as manager until the 2020 European Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There have been many cases in Irish sport of managers getting new contracts just before things went wrong at a major tournament in a way that made it (...)

Ireland’s Daryl Murphy during training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

At 34-years-old, Daryl Murphy is one of the senior statesmen in the Ireland squad for this weekend’s World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales. (...)