Former Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill

Businessman Denis O’Brien stopped making payments to the FAI to help fund the salaries of its senior management in 2016, the association’s finance dir(...)

FAI high performance director Ruud Doktur with new Republic of Ireland U-21 manager Stephen Kenny. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The FAI’s director of high performance, Ruud Dokter, believes that the plan for Stephen Kenny to succeed Mick McCarthy as manager of the senior team i(...)

New Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy with FAI chief John Delaney at the Aviva Stadium. “Really it’s going to be about winning games.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

It was, above all else, an appropriate occasion for the times. Mick McCarthy’s return to the top job in Irish football was notably short of pomp and t(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny celebrates the FAI Cup Final win over Cork City. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny has been around football here long enough to know that not everyone is a believer in the domestic game and the 47-year-old acknowledges (...)

Mick McCarthy is currently without a club and is heavily favoured to be named the next Ireland manager. Photo: Mark Cosgrove/Action Plus via Getty Images

Mick McCarthy will be viewed a strong early frontrunner to succeed Martin O’Neill as the FAI starts the process of weighing up its options. The associ(...)

Glenn Whelan during Ireland training ahead of the friendly international against Northern Ireland. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A decade after Giovanni Trapattoni handed him his debut, Glenn Whelan departs the international stage tonight full of gratitude, he says, for the oppo(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill included four new players in the 36-man squad he announced. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Four new players are included in Martin O’Neill’s extended squad with young Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher as well defender Jimmy Dunne, midfi(...)

Whether Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane stay or leave won’t change the realities of football in Ireland.   Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

During his stout defence of Roy Keane this week, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill joked that they’d had a quick chat about the latest family(...)

Declan Rice may just have decided he didn’t fancy the Ireland setup. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Sometimes you waste time worrying about the wrong things. Back in 2011 Roy Keane gave an interview to Cork’s LifeFM 93.1, in which he sketched out a d(...)

Eamon Dunphy: As Michel Platini might put it, not a great analyst, just a good one. But when it came to the gaiety of the nation and chat generation, he was one of a kind. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

For most RTÉ watchers down the years, “roll it there, Colette” was the most memorable and most oft-repeated phrase they heard on their tellies. But fo(...)

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