Cork’s Patrick Horgan: has been the standout player for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side and if he is curtailed or has an off day, they will struggle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/ Inpho

Points , whistleblowers, fallouts and consequences have dominated the news this week . As soon as whistleblower Brian Gavin signalled the end t(...)

International rugby referee Nigel Owens disappointed with  comments from former rugby player Neil Francis’s gay remarks. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Prominent sport figures have strongly criticised former rugby player Neil Francis’s claims gay people are “not interested in sports”. Int(...)

(left to right) Brent Pope, GAA star Conor Cusack and Bressie at the inaugural Student Leaders Congress to promote positive mental health and encourage help-seeking behaviour at The RDS, Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 4,000 students showed up to talk mental health awareness with some of Ireland’s best known sport stars and personalities in the RDS today.Si(...)

Níall McDonagh, cousin of the late hurler Niall Donohue . Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Two weeks ago, Níall McDonagh stayed up for most of the night to write about his cousin. He had much to draw from, for several thousand words had by t(...)

Offaly footballer Niall McNamee: has spoken about his gambling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of senior inter-county GAA players accessing a confidential counselling service has tripled this year, a conference will hear today. The Ga(...)

RTÉ Radio 1 Radio presenter John Murray pictured this morning when he returned to present The John Murray Show after a six-month absence. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Mental health organisations have praised RTÉ radio presenter John Murray who yesterday spoke of of dealing with depression as he returned to the airwa(...)

We need to accept that men communicate differently from women and find it more difficult to verbalise their feelings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For years, the stigma over mental ill-health has meant depression, self-harm and suicide have been shrouded in silence. We kept the issues out of sigh(...)

The Samaritans is one of a number of organisations that helps those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Mental health campaigners today praised Cork hurler Conor Cusack for his bravery in speaking out about his battle with depression.Cusack wrote an open(...)