Darren O'Dea concedes the political situation in eastern Ukraine made it virtually impossible to play there.
Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident involving Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane.
UEFA has announced its inaugural Nations League will take place between September and November in 2018.
Republic of Ireland international Niamh Fahey is looking forward to focusing fully on football in 2015.
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill believes burnout may have caused Roy Keane to leave his job at Aston Villa.
Aston Villa have announced that assistant manager Roy Keane has left the club with immediate effect.