After the excitement of November's win against Austria in Vienna, it's been a never-ending wait for the Republic Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign to resume.
However, that wait is almost over, with their crucial qualifier against Wales just under a week away.
Harry Arter made his highly anticipated competitive debut in that huge game in Vienna, capping off a very impressive season so far for the Bournemouth midfielder.
And ahead of the upcoming international break, Arter sat down with Today FM's Ian Beach last week to talk about all things Republic of Ireland, from the qualifying campaign so far, dealing with Gareth Bale, and the great team spirit Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have instilled.
"I feel Irish football's always has a different feel to it from the outside to English football, and I personally feel that's probably why it's a lot more enjoyable for the national players to go and play for the country than maybe traditionally it is for the English players," he says.
Arter also spoke about the joys of becoming a father, after he and his partner welcomed a baby girl Raine into the world last month.
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