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As it happened: Martin O'Neill's first press conference

Published 09/11/2013 | 11:58

9 November 2013; The new Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill arrives for his first press conference. Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill arrives for his first press conference. Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Press photographers await the arrival of Martin O'Neill in Dublin this afternoon. (Picture: David Conachy)
New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill speaking at his first press conference. Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
FAI chief executive John Delaney and new Ireland boss Martin O'Neill just minutes before his press conference was due to begin. (Picture: David Conachy)
The new Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and FAI Chief Executive John Delaney during his first press conference. Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
FAI Chief Executive John Delaney and the new Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill during his first press conference. Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
The new Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill speaking at his first press conference. Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
The new Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and FAI Chief Executive John Delaney. Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

View a replay of our live coverage as new Ireland football boss Martin O'Neill gave his first press conference in Dublin.

There was no Roy Keane on hand but there was plenty of questions as the Ulsterman explained his controversial choice of No.2 and how he plans to turn the Irish team around. Cormac Byrne has all the news and reaction.

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