Bora Argon 18 rider Sam Bennett finished fourth on stage four of Tour  of Qatar. Photograph: Getty Images.

Sam Bennett continued to show strong early-season form on Thursday, finishing fourth on stage four of the Tour of Qatar and moving up the general cla(...)

Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey (foreground) have a six-nation fight for Olympic selection in the 49erfx class next month in Spain. Photo: Brian Carlin.

An Irish berth at the Rio Olympics hangs in the balance following the announcement of an unexpected African entry in the women’s International 49erfx(...)

Combine fitness with a holiday in some great, and warm, destinations

Bootcamps in Costa Blanca Bootcamps don’t have to be militarily austere to be effective. Organisers just like you to think that so they can save mo(...)

Playa de Las Teresitas

We will have the first week of May 2016 off and would like to get some sun, beach and heat with our three kids. Kerry, Cork or Shannon would be prefe(...)

Ashford Castle in winter

Make hay in Cork If you’ve been responsible for feeding the troops all over Christmas, it’s time to sit back and let someone else do the cookin(...)

Boats depart Wicklow at the start of the 2014 Round Ireland race. The 2016 race will set sail on June 18th next year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

Dún Laoghaire’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey’s made the gold fleet cut at the 49erfx World Championships in Argentina on Wednesday, heightening e(...)

Spain’s Princess Cristina leaving a courthouse. File photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Spain’s Princess Cristina will stand trial on tax fraud charges on January 11th, a court has announced. She will be the first royal family member to s(...)

Activists lie half-naked covered in fake blood during a protest against bullfighting in Vitoria, northern Spain. Photograph: David Aguilar/EPA

A man stands face-to-face with a bull in a town square. Exhausted, the animal appears oblivious to the rifle in the man’s hands, pointing at its head.(...)

July has officially been deemed a historical washout. The dull grey skies and downpours are driving many towards a sun holiday at any cost. To(...)

Cyclists take part in the Mallorca 312, a long-distance circumnavigation of the island by bike. Photographs: Mallorca312.com

‘This,” says one of my lycra-clad colleagues, “is what cycling is made for.” He waves a gloved hand in the direction of the sky (perfect blue), the(...)