Georgia on his mind: Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy at their Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland on September 5th.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Everyone could use a friend like Georgia. That proud football nation of the Caucasus has for many years been the Irish team’s travelling companion and(...)

 Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt  isn’t dealing with ‘Time To Go Joe’ headlines, not least because we already know he’s going after the World Cup. But there’s no getting away from how ardour has cooled. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Worship of Joe Schmidt has come a long way from the Messianic heights of last November although Saturday’s World Cup warm-up win in Wales has provoked(...)

Roy Keane, who has been announced as Martin O’Neill’s right hand man at his former club Nottingham Forest: ‘I’m glad to be back’

The news that Roy Keane has finally signed up to work as Martin O’Neill’s assistant was received with predictable enthusiasm amongst Nottingham Forest(...)

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(...)

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