Shane Duffy and John O’Shea: Duffy has played 42 games for Blackburn this season. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Defender Shane Duffy looks all but certain to make Ireland’s squad for the European Championships after Marc Wilson had to admit defeat in his battle(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Marc Wilson will sit out Euro 2016 due to injury. Photograph: Getty Images

Stoke City defender Marc Wilson has admitted defeat in his bid to be for the European Championships and informed the manager that it is clear at this (...)

The Irish squad are based in Abbotstown this week preparing for Friday’s friendly against the Netherlands. Photograph: Inpho

The Ireland squad started their preparations for the European Championships at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown on Monday morning with 24 play(...)

 Callum O’Dowda of Oxford United scores during the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final match against Barnsley at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Oxford United’s Callum O’Dowda has been named in a 35-man Republic of Ireland squad to play Netherlands. The young winger recently helped his club s(...)

Burnley fans celebrate winning the league on the pitch after the Sky Bet Championship match against Charlton at The Valley. Photograph: Steve Paston/PA

Burnley did not have to worry about the result in the north-east between Middlesbrough and Brighton as they clinched the title in style with a 3-0 vi(...)

Republic of Ireland forward Jonathan Walters is confident that he will be fit to play in the European Championships after undergoing a knee operation. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland forward Jonathan Walters is confident of being fit for this summer’s European Championships in France after undergoing a knee cart(...)

James McClean celebrates after slotting home a penalty  in the friendly international against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Republic of Ireland 2 Slovakia 2 If Slovakia really left thinking that this is typical of what they can expect from England and Wales in June then th(...)

Shane Long with the Republic of Ireland squad at the FAI National Training Centre in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It will not have much to do with any belated attempt to emulate Spain or Barcelona, but the Republic of Ireland may well find themselves playing with(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long climbs above Switzerland’s Fabian Schar before seeing his header come back of the post at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill heads into the Republic of Ireland’s game against Slovakia tomorrow night with just one fully fit striker after Robbie Keane became the(...)

Martin O’Neill confirmed Robbie Keane and Anthony Pilkington  will miss Ireland’s friendly against Switzerland. Photograph: Inpho

Robbie Keane and Anthony Pilkington have been ruled out of Friday’s friendly international against Switzerland at the Aviva stadium with both players (...)

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