Orica GreenEdge’s Colombian cyclist Esteban Chaves celebrates his red jersey with cava on the podium of the sixth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 200.3km stage between Cordoba and Cazorla. Photo: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Dan Martin went close to taking victory on stage six of the Vuelta a España on Thursday, with the Irishman finishing second, five seconds behind the s(...)

Judge Martin Nolan: said the accused had   “demonstrated a propensity to violence” which had escalated.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A young man with “a propensity to violence” has been jailed for seven years for an unprovoked and savage attack. Daniel Martin (21) was also jailed fo(...)

The pack rides during the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race  between the belgian cities of Antwerp and Huy. Photo: Eric Feferberg/Getty Images

Dan Martin went close to his target of a stage win on stage three of the Tour de France on Monday, finishing an excellent fourth into Huy. The (...)

Dan Martin finished 11th in Thursday’s stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images.

SHANE STOKES Daniel Martin and Nicolas Roche are coming into form prior to next month’s Tour de France, with the first cousins jumping up the genera(...)

 The peleton in action during the seventh stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana   from Alhendin to Alcaudete. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Ireland’s Dan Martin finished sixth in today’s stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 169 kilometre jaunt from Alhendin to Alcaudete.He finished two minutes (...)

A policeman secures the scene at Seattle Pacific University after the campus was evacuated due to a shooting in which one person was killed and three injured. Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters.

A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and a knife opened fire in a Seattle university building, killing one person before a student subdued him with pepp(...)

Central Remedial Clinic acting chief executive Jim Nugent leaving Leinster House after giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Jim Nugent met Bertie Ahern in 1970 through the Federated Workers Union of Ireland. Jim was a negotiator with the union, recruited straight from unive(...)

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali remains in the red jersey at the Vuelta. Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Australian Michael Matthews recorded a stage win in the first week of his maiden Grand Tour on Wednesday after a chaotic bunch sprint finish to the fi(...)

Nicolas Roche remains in second spot at the Vuelta e Espana. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Nicolas Roche dropped a spot to third at the Vuelta a Espana today as he came home in ninth position on the third stage to Vilagarcia de Arousa.Amer(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche   celebrates winning the second stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race, between Pontevedra and Alto Do Monte Da Groba, in Baiona.   Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche took a solo win on stage two of the Vuelta a Espana today while Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali grabbed the overall lead.Spain’s Dani(...)