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 Jonathan Afolabi: Dundee striker has been the victim of online racist abuse.  Photograph: Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images

Dundee have said they are considering ways of pursuing an incident of online racist abuse aimed at Irish striker Jonathan Afolabi over the weekend. Th(...)

Aaron Connolly has backed Stephen Kenny to be a success as Ireland manager. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This year has been somewhat bittersweet for Ireland manager Stephen Kenny but Aaron Connolly says he can look forward to 2021 with the complete suppor(...)

Conor Hourihane is hopeful Ireland can end their goal drought against Bulgaria. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Conor Hourihane is hoping the Republic of Ireland’s drought will end against Bulgaria as they attempt to lay a foundation for the next World Cup quali(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny:  preparing for his eighth game in charge, still looking for a first win and second goal since he took over in the summer. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Whatever about actual caps, Stephen Kenny continued to hand out international call-ups like confetti on Monday as coronavirus struck his Ireland squad(...)

 Troy Parrott in action for the Ireland Under-21 team. Photograph: Inpho

Four players have been called into the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the Nations League match against Bulgaria. Shamrock Rovers duo Graham Burk(...)

David Brooks scores Wales’s second-half winner againsr Ireland. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty

Wales 1 Republic of Ireland 0 Having spent so long in the international wilderness before achieving some success in style, the Welsh should serve as (...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

 Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic decided not to wear a poppy on his shirt during his side’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty Images

Where I grew up nobody wore a poppy. Where I grew up if you went outside with a poppy on your lapel, physical assault was a certainty. Where I grew up(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder  Jayson Molumby  runs with the ball during the Uefa Nations League match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It was reaching a point on Sunday morning, when all that news was filtering through, that you’d have started to reckon that if you turned up at the Av(...)

Could Matt Doherty have a future in the centre of the Irish defence? Photograph: Inpho

Darren Randolph 5 Besides fumbling a corner, when the Welsh understandably cried penalty, he displayed his usual authority in the wake of being done(...)

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