Lance Armstrong and UCI president Hein Verbruggen, who was head of the organisation which is said to have colluded with the disgraced cyclist to protect his status in the sport. Photograph: AFP 1:57

A damning report published on Monday shows how cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, colluded with Lance Armstrong from 1999 to 2009 to circumvent (...)

SIMS co-founder and CEO Dr. David Walsh says that World Health Organisation statistics for Ireland show that one in five people have fertility issues. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Twenty new jobs are to be created with the opening of a new fertility clinic in a suburb on the southside of Cork city. The recently opened SIMS IVF (...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

Tops for Tweets: Des Cahill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes, is the most influential journalist on Twitter, according to the #murraytweetindex, a new ranking by pub(...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football boo(...)

“Going abroad also shows an ability to be adaptable in the face of a significantly different culture, language, money and climate.”

Young people emigrate for lifestyle reasons. It’s a small island, and a lot of people want to get off it.They want to see another part of the world.Th(...)

 Donegal’s Ryan McHugh scores his first goal past Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 After a spectacular eruption of near volcanic proportions the All-Ireland champions are gone – Donegal taking out Dubl(...)

Rough ride: the doping whistleblower Paul Kimmage still asks tough questions

Obsessives are the stuff of often weirdly compelling television. Take the parents in Child Genius (Channel 4, Monday). The series, back for a second y(...)

The Pogo system is a mobile card reader which enables credit and debit card payments anywhere with wireless coverage via smartphone

A new payment system being introduced by AIB and Eircom will allow SMEs, micro-enterprises and sole traders to accept debit and credit card payment(...)

Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstong talks with Emma O’Reilly in Orlando, USA.

The day Emma O’Reilly was hired as a soigneur with the US Postal Service cycling team she rang home in Tallaght to tell her family. “A swan wha(...)