Richard Dunne

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“I know what I’d be thinking if I was in Martin O’Neill’s dressing room and he started to question the mentality of any of the players.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When Denmark beat the Republic of Ireland so emphatically in Dublin last November, some people started to think it was time for change. When it was re(...)

Stoke gave Ireland a six-month deal in the summer when his four-year €16m contract expired, and another one in December to take him through to the season's end.

It could just be the latest brainwave of the competition’s marketing department – you know how they are always trying to breathe new life into the FA (...)

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen in action in Saturday’s World Cup play-off first leg match against Ireland in Copenhagen. Photograph: Lars Moeller/Reuters

It’s not that long ago that Irish hackles used to rise when a foreign manager – usually Germany’s Joachim Löw – was asked to analyse the Ireland team (...)

David Meyler and Shane Duffy (centre) of the Republic of Ireland squad training at the FAI National Training Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

With Jeff Hendrick looking to be safely on course to start in Copenhagen, Martin O’Neill’s options seem to have broadened significantly going into Sat(...)

The statistics come from the Premier League, but the preferences and prejudices – based on an unquantifiable mix of sheer skill, longevity and success(...)

Seven-year-old Rhys Creane from Sheriff FC takes a penalty against Aviva’s FAI Junior Cup Ambassador, Richard Dunne, and some of the kids from the club during a visit to Sheriff Street in Dublin. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Richard Dunne is no stranger to long-term injuries. The former Ireland defender was hit with groin and hip setbacks at Aston Villa – ultimately ending(...)

Stephen Gleeson’s third international cap came 10 years after his first. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

For those heretics who dispute the notion that football is life, yesterday’s news from the London Independent that Iceland had experienced a record-br(...)

Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan have been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad. Photograph: Mikhail Kireev/Inpho

The run-in to the Republic Of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying game against Austria will contain familiar debates about philosophy. It is basically a lo(...)

 Richard Dunne during his days playing for the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Just an idea, from the sports psychologist’s domain, for Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland: Instead of celebrating a goal how about celebrating vic(...)

The usual suspects: RTÉ Sport launches its coverage and team at the French ambassador’s residence on Ailesbury Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Four years ago, if you recall, we had to make do with just the 31 games over 24 days, so we’d hardly got the cushions comfy on our couches when the fi(...)

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