Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull City challenges Stephen Ireland of Stoke City during the  Premier League match  at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Stephen Ireland believes that his revival as a Premier League player with Stoke could lead to a return to international football. The 27(...)

Peter Crouch’s  shot deflects into the goal off  Peter Odemwingie for  Stoke City’s first goal in their Premier League game against  Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 4: They only have seven games left, but as things stand (...)

 Martin O’Neill has stuck very closely to the core group of players that were was generally selected by his predecessor, Giovanni Trapattoniduring.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has again hinted that he will try to widen his selection options by br(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni: 75 today, St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Happy Birthday Giovanni Trapattoni: 75 today, St Patrick’s Day. Remember when there was significance attached to that, the coincidence w(...)

Manager Martin O’Neill at the Republic of Ireland squad announcement in the County Hall, Dooradoyle, Co Limerick. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Richard Dunne’s return yesterday to the Republic of Ireland squad looks set to be short-lived, with Martin O’Neill suggesting that the QPR defe(...)

 Stoke have announced the permanent signing of Stephen Ireland from Aston Villa. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Stephen Ireland has completed a permanent move from Aston Villa to Stoke City, having spent the first half of the season on loan at the Britannia Stad(...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson (left) is sent off against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Midway through the first half Yohan Cabaye tugged his gloves off and hurled them towards the touchline. It seemed symbolic of the France midfielder’s (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill would welcome goalkeeper Shay Given back into the international fold with open arms, though he admits he ha(...)

Petr Cech is unable to stop Oussama Assaidi’s strike as Peter Crouch looks on at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Stoke 3 Chelsea 2: Oussama Assaidi stunned Chelsea with a superb 90th-minute winner as Stoke claimed their first league victory over the Blues in 38 (...)

Manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane take their first  Republic of Ireland  training session at Gannon Park in Malahide. Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Getty Images

Having worked a room of few familiar faces like a reunion of long lost friends on Tuesday, it appears Martin O’Neill is already feeling at home in his(...)

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