Justin Gatlin has vowed to boycott the BBC and British media over their coverage of his 100m showdown with Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: PA

The world 100m silver medallist, Justin Gatlin, has vowed to boycott the BBC and other British media at the championships in protest at their “biased”(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan had a wonderful year in 1995, winning the World Athletics Championships women’s 5000m. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho.

On this date 20 years ago Sonia O’Sullivan felt rubbish and unmotivated. She started off with her usual warm-up around Richmond Park, close to her (...)

Cybercrime could be costing the Irish economy as much as €630m per year. Stock photo: Getty images

A third of consumers have knowingly acquired a pirated product, according to a new survey out today. The findings are part of a Grant Tho(...)

The study entitled Illicit Trade in Ireland: Uncovering the cost to the Irish economy is being unveiled at a conference in Cork Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The black market is costing the Irish economy up to €1.5 billion with the illicit trade in cigarettes accounting for over a quarter of all cigarettes (...)

A new study estimates  up to €466 million is lost to the exchequer because of fuel laundering every year, while couterfeit cigarettes cost the economy €691 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The illicit trade of counterfeit goods is costing the economy up to €1.5 billion a year, a study has claimed. Retailers warned the impact(...)