James Mcclean

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wears a lapel emblem with both the EU and Irish flags  at the Government Press Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 200 figures from Northern Ireland society have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warning that the UK’s split from Europe is offensive and un(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Cyrus Christie shows his dejection following the World Cup defeat to Denmark. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Modern football tends to draw permanent conclusions from temporary situations, which leads to extremist reactions. But, it is the sport we know and lo(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Cyrus Christie “was in tears” after reading abuse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The FAI has confirmed that it referred racist abuse directed at Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie on social media after Tuesday’s World Cup (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during the second leg against Denmark. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

As the Republic of Ireland’s gruelling campaign to qualify for next summer’s World Cup came to an ignominious close on Tuesday night, it was clear tha(...)

A dejected James McClean after Ireland’s 5-1 defeat to Denmark. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

James McClean has hit out at Ireland’s critics after they were beaten 5-1 by Denmark on Tuesday night, missing out on a place at next summer’s World C(...)

Shane Long  reacts after another Danish goal. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Darren Randolph Brilliant save from Kvist early on and kept Sisto out as well soon after. No chance with for any of the goals. It’s bad when your kee(...)

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen scores their fourth goal to complete his hat-trick. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Republic of Ireland 1 Denmark 5 (Denmark win 5-1 on agg) More than 1,200 years after they first swung by and started giving foreigners a bad name, th(...)

Martin O’Neill has suggested Ireland will need two goals in order to qualify for the World Cup. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

Denmark seem to have encountered Ireland’s first line of defence out at the airport on Sunday, where officials from the visiting federation were appar(...)

Ireland players during their pre-match huddle ahead of the first leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying playoff in Copenhagen. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

So, what’s happening on Tuesday? The Republic of Ireland are playing Denmark in the second leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying playoff. What time(...)

Denmark manager Age Hareide and Danish forward Nicklas Bendtner shake hands with  referee Milorad Mazic at the Parken stadium on Saturday.  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

If Ireland do come out on the right end of Tuesday night’s turbo-spin, they might think kindly of Milorad Mazic. There were two occasions during the r(...)

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