Mick McCarthy remains favourite to replace Martin O’Neill as Republic of Ireland manager. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Mick McCarthy remains the favourite to replace Martin O’Neill as the Republic of Ireland manager. And he could bring Robbie Keane back into the inter(...)

Former Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane now has a choice to make whether to stay in management or not. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

So what now for Roy Keane? If this was always likely to be Martin O’Neill’s last hurrah in the game, it was never imagined as such for his assistant. (...)

'Our children have no memories of the many hours their Grandad spent rocking them as babies.'

On Friday, October 27th, 2017, my Dad, Séamus McDonagh, was taken off in the back of a squad car, the first and only time in his 72 years he found him(...)

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(...)

Graham Burke: set to play a part despite almost certainly starting for Shamrock Rovers at Sligo Rovers on Saturday evening. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Celtic poised to make history in the Scottish Cup final, Scott Brown’s testimonial on Sunday might yet end up feeling less like a major football (...)

Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph with kit man Dick Redmond after Saturday’s World Cup first-leg play-off against Denmark at Parken stadium in Copenhagen. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

An hour or so after the end of Ireland’s game at Parken stadium, and Darren Randolph is digging deep, trying to remember for a huddle of reporters anx(...)

File image of a post office sign in a Gaeltacht area in Ventry, Co Kerry. File photograph: Getty Images

The proposed closure of 80 post offices has been described as a “serious blow” and “another nail in the coffin” for rural Ireland. The proposal is b(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill with assistant coach Roy Keane  and coach Steve Walford during a training session at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Martin O’Neill and his Republic of Ireland management team have finally committed to another campaign with the northerner, Roy Keane and the rest of t(...)

Shay Given is undergoing knee surgery in a bid to salvage his chances of making it to Euro 2016 following the injury he picked up in Ireland’s win over Germany. Photograph: Getty

Martin O’Neill says he is waiting to see how successful Shay Given’s latest attempt to sort out the knee problem that has troubled him since he was in(...)

Marchers attend an anti-water charges protest in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Organisers of Saturday’s anti-water charges march said the protest focus must now translate into mass non-payment of bills to provide the next governm(...)

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