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Wes Hoolahan (right) is in line for a starting spot as the Republic of Ireland   play Moldova in Chisinau on Sunday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland squad arrived in Chisinau last night without Robbie Brady, the Norwich midfielder who was left behind so as to continue his re(...)

James McCarthy: could make a surprise return from injury for the  Republic of Ireland against Georgia. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Almost a year to the day after they beat Germany on what was arguably the team’s best ever night, tonight’s Georgia game will have a rather more bread(...)

Robbie Brady’s set-pieces were Ireland’s most potent weapon in Serbia on Monday night. Photograph: Getty

An upbeat Martin O’Neill was at pains immediately after Monday’s game against Serbia to emphasise that this was “qualification” rather than “tournamen(...)

 Martin O’Neill:  ‘No one will run away with this group. Every point will be valuable.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It is, he says, just another part of the team’s history now, but Martin O’Neill will be hoping to see his Ireland team show some of their Euro 2016 sp(...)

Predrag Rajkovic of Serbia holds up the under-20 World Cup trophy following Serbia’s victory inthe final against Brazil in Auckland,New Zealand, in June.Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Their recent results in friendlies have been promising but it is hard to know if Serbia have shaken off the problems that wrecked their Euro2016 quali(...)

 Roy Keane at Republic of Ireland squad training in Abbotstown: believes players such as  Jeff Hendrick and Harry Arter are heading into big seasons in the Premier League. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Despite Robbie Keane’s departure, the Republic of Ireland prepare to head to Serbia for the start of the World Cup campaign with pretty much the sa(...)

Serbia’s Slobodan Nikic is challenged by  Croatia’s Damir Buric during the  Olympic Games water polo final match  at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

It’s Saturday evening and all of a sudden mist is swirling through the mountains overshadowing Olympic Park and the sky is low and grey and the riot o(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during a press conference at Clonmel Park Hotel in Tipperary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Evidence, if it were needed, to support Martin O’Neill’s insistence that his unsigned contract shouldn’t be a distraction was presented by his stark a(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland must get through another difficult start to a qualifying campaign if they are to make it to Russia in 2018. Three of Martin O’Neill’s four ope(...)

Austria’s David Alaba caused the Republic of Ireland all sorts of problems during the the World Cup 2014 qualification match at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images.

WALES World Ranking: 10. Ireland’s record against them: P13 W5 D3 L5 F16 A13 The Welsh certainly lack the pedigree of most other top seeds with just o(...)

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