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(...)

“The focus for me this week is to impress, go back and help the club stay in the league.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Five years on from his first appearance in a senior Ireland squad, Aaron McCarey admits too much of career has passed him by. But the 26 year-old goal(...)

Denis O’Brien has ended his 10-year arrangement with the FAI whereby he contributed to the salaries of the Ireland senior management team. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien has stopped part funding the cost of the FAI’s senior international management team, according to the association’s chief executive John(...)

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan has retired from international football. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And so to all of the other vacancies he has on his hands going into his Turkish training camp and friendly next month, Martin O’Neill can add the job (...)

Italy coach Conor O’Shea at the team base at Radisson St Helen, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

La vita non è sempre bella. Life is not always beautiful. Not yet for Italian rugby, and not this weekend for Ian McKinley as the homecoming is abando(...)

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan has announced his retirement from international football. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A street footballer, a once-in-a-generation talent, the anthithesis of an Irish player. There are more than a few descriptions of Wes Hoolahan but per(...)

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring the first goal of the game in a draw with Sweden at Euro 2016. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wes Hoolahan has announced his retirement from international football after 43 appearances for Ireland. The Norwich playmaker, who turns 36 in May, h(...)

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