Gardaí are investigating after the body of a 54-year-old man was found at the rear of a house on Francis St, Waterford city, on Thursday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

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Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland celebrates after his victory over Chris Avalos of USA for the IBF Super Bantamweight World Title at Odyssey Arena on February 28th in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

He unites the people of the North in a way politicians can only dream of.World champion boxer Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton is riding high after retainin(...)

 Carl Frampton throws a right at Chris Avalos during the  IBF super-bantamweight world title fight  at the Odyssey Arena on  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Carl Frampton retained his IBF super-bantamweight title with an impressive fifth-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Chris Avalos at a raucous Odys(...)

Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Europa Hotel for the fight with Chris Avalos. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

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Austin Stacks’  Kieran Donaghy celebrates in front of Brendan Rodgers of Slaughtneil after the Kerry champins scored a point. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Slaughneil 1-14 Austin Stacks 2-10 One kick of a ball was the winning and the losing of this one, a fiercely competitive clash in O’Moore Park (...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)

Lewis Hamilton on stage with presenter Gary Lineker during the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Glasgow. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire.

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Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland knocks down Kiko Martinez of Spain during their IBF super-bantamweight world title bout. Photograph  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

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Kiko Martinez and Carl Frampton stare each other down during today’s weigh-in ahead of Saturday’s IBF super-bantamweight title fight. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Belfast has always seemed to possess a grim sense of humour. That Carl Frampton’s second meeting with Kiko Martinez takes place on the slipway of the (...)

Karl Frampton in Belfast. “I know I’m a smarter fighter, if I listen carefully and execute our game plan, I have full confidence that I will win this fight.” Photo: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Super-bantamweight world title challenger Carl Frampton sits in a chic Chelsea coffee shop sipping green tea. On September 6th he will fight Kiko Mart(...)