British astronaut Tim Peake running the route of the London Marathon while strapped to a treadmill at the International Space Station. Photo: European Space Agency/PA Wire

There is, needless to say, a part of you that feels guiltily inadequate when you’re sitting on the couch eating your jumbo breakfast roll, when men an(...)

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(...)