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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 (...)

 David Meyler of Hull City scores from the penalty spot against Birmingham City.  Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Having started the game against Serbia ahead of both Glenn Whelan and Harry Arter, David Meyler looks well-placed to feature in the Ireland team to fa(...)

 Nemanja Matic: “They are second, two points behind us, but the most important thing is who will be in Russia.” Photograph:  John Peters/Getty Images

Finally, a visiting player has moved beyond describing the Irish football team as playing the “British style of football,” but Nemanja Matic’s updated(...)

Manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane with Seamus Coleman  at training. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Keeping faith with his players while looking to put the press in its place, Martin O’Neill shrugged off the criticism that has followed Saturday’s dra(...)

Manager Martin O’Neill said performance on  par with that against Italy at Euro 2016 needed if Ireland  are to beat  Wales. Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill suggested yesterday that it might take a performance on a par with the one against Italy at Euro 2016 if th(...)

Wales’ Chris Gunter  and Aaron Ramsey stretch out during a training session at Cardiff City Stadium on Friday ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Serbia.  Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The last time Aaron Ramsey wore a Wales shirt, he left the field to a standing ovation in Lille, euphoric after leading his country to victory over B(...)

Wes Hoolahan (right) is in line for a starting spot as the Republic of Ireland   play Moldova in Chisinau on Sunday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland squad arrived in Chisinau last night without Robbie Brady, the Norwich midfielder who was left behind so as to continue his re(...)

James McCarthy: could make a surprise return from injury for the  Republic of Ireland against Georgia. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Almost a year to the day after they beat Germany on what was arguably the team’s best ever night, tonight’s Georgia game will have a rather more bread(...)

Robbie Brady’s set-pieces were Ireland’s most potent weapon in Serbia on Monday night. Photograph: Getty

An upbeat Martin O’Neill was at pains immediately after Monday’s game against Serbia to emphasise that this was “qualification” rather than “tournamen(...)

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