Republic of  Ireland fans will travel in numbers to Copenhagan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The FAI has confirmed that it has secured a total of 2,305 tickets for Ireland’s World Cup playoff first leg match against Denmark. Martin O’Neill’s (...)

Norwich City’s Wes Hoolahan in action against Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Had things gone a certain way, had he been seen in another light, it could have been so different for Wes Hoolahan. “Ipswich were the only ones who (...)

At the EU summit in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was busy collecting the mobile-phone numbers of the other prime ministers. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

In a face-off with Martin O’Neill and the Republic of Ireland squad, team Leo knows there can only be one winner. And it won’t be Fine Gael. Not ever(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane at Fifa headquarters, in Zurich, Switzerland, for the play-off draw. Photograph:  Andy Mueller/Inpho

If there really was a sense that Ireland needed a little luck to nudge them towards next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia then they seemed to get i(...)

The results of the Fifa football World Cup 2018 European play-off draw is displayed on the big screen in Zurich. Photograph:	Getty Images

Martin O’Neill says Ireland’s meeting with Denmark in next month’s World Cup playoffs will be “an interesting confrontation”, with the games providing(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi  scores his third goal against Ecuador. Argentina’s victory sealed their place in the World Cup in Russia.  Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

1 Fear Germany They finished with 10 wins from ten games and scored 43 – more than anyone else in European or South American qualification. They con(...)

Ireland’s win against Wales, courtesy of James McClean’s winning goal, brings the national team closer to a place at the World Cup – and reminds us that international soccer has a way of subverting the rules of global power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Ireland’s win against Wales, Martin O’Neill’s team is within two matches of a spot at the World Cup – another reminder that international soccer (...)

 Everton manager Ronald Koeman has responded to Roy Keane’s comments on James McCarthy. Photograph: PA

Ronald Koeman said he is not interested in Roy Keane’s comments about James McCarthy as the tension between the Toffees and the Republic of Ireland ov(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Brady is free to play in November’s World Cup qualifiers after escaping punishment for an incident involving Wales’ Ashley Williams. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Robbie Brady has been cleared by Fifa over an incident involving Ashley Williams during last Monday’s win over Wales in Cardiff, meaning he will be av(...)

Republic of Ireland fans celebrate victory after the group D World Cup qualifying football match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

Tickets for the home leg of Ireland’s World Cup play-off will go on general sale next Friday at 11am, the FAI has announced, with prices starting at €(...)