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Martin O’Neill: “The bigger picture is the Euro qualifiers. There is no question about that.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jimmy Dunne is back in the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the trip to Aarhus where manager Martin O’Neill will take another opportunity to weigh u(...)

Keane and McCarthy during a training session in Saipan. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

He came. He saw. He went home.” So ran the tag-line of the Irish box office smash hit comedy I, Keano, an epic musical melodrama about a Roman legion (...)

The funeral Mass in Ovens, Co Cork, of former footballer Liam Miller. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Former Ireland, Manchester United, Celtic and Cork City player Liam Miller battled his cancer with the same tenacity he applied on the football pitch,(...)

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 (...)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric challenges  Finland forward Simon Skrabb during the qualifier in Rijeka at the start of October. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia: Vedran Buble of Index.hr “After the win in Ukraine, everyone believes that Croatia will qualify for the World Cup, although the emotions are(...)

The Louth county final will take place in the 7,000 capacity Drogheda Park.

Love in a cold climate. When Newtown Blues of Drogheda meet Dundalk Gaels in the Louth county final tomorrow, it will be a clash of teams from two of(...)

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

Wes Hoolahan came off the bench during Ireland’s 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw with Austria. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

For quite some time now triangles have been football’s favourite geometric shape but to judge by Sunday’s frenetic World Cup qualifier, the Irish team(...)

Martin O’Neill: “I don’t really want to have a history of players with one or two caps who have fallen by the wayside.”   Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA

The Republic of Ireland squad will start to take on a more familiar look this afternoon when Martin O’Neill and the 19 players who travelled for last(...)

Shop signs: Consumers in the  Republic are  the 6th  most upbeat in Europe. Photograph: Alan Betson

A recently published graph reflecting consumer confidence and spending plans in Ireland over the past decade looks like a terrifying rollercoaster. Th(...)

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