Richard Dunne will miss the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria later this month because of a groin injury.
Marc Wilson has been recalled after recovering from a broken leg while Seamus Coleman is also in the squad.
Aston Villa defender Dunne has not played a game all season because of a recurring groin injury.
Republic manager Giovanni Trapattoni confirmed he will not face Sweden on 22 March and Austria four days later.
Stoke's versatile Wilson had not played for four months but returned for the Potters's last two games.
Coleman, meanwhile, has recovered from a thigh problem that kept him out of last month's
2-0 friendly win
over Poland in Dublin.