Grainne Murphy may be remembered from London 2012 as the athlete who swam below par in the 400m freestyle heats, almost a full 10 seconds slower than (...)

 Patrick O’Brien who was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting his daughter Fiona Doyle over a nine-year period. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Patrick O’Brien has been sentenced to 12 years in prison with the final three suspended for raping his daughter Fiona Doyle following a finding by the(...)

 Patrick O’Brien: convicted of raping and sexually assaulting his daughter Fiona Doyle, outside the Criminal Courts of Justice in January 2013. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patrick O’Brien, who was jailed for raping his daughter Fiona Doyle, cannot be treated as a person for whom a prison sentence would be impossible to t(...)

Patrick O’Brien had pleaded guilty to 16 charges of rape and indecent assault at Mackintosh Park, Pottery Road in Dun Laoighaire from 1973 to 1982. Photograph: Alan Betson

The prison sentence imposed on the father of abuse victim Fiona Doyle was “unduly lenient” the Court of Appeal has found.Patrick O’Brien (75) had plea(...)

Panti Bliss - aka Rory O’Neill - with Stephen Fry at the Rehab People of the Year awards. Photograph: Zara Zhuang/The Irish Times

Rory O’Neill - aka Panti Blis - and Garda whistleblowers Maurice McCabe and John Wilson were among the winners of the 2014 People of the Year Awards.O(...)

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle will compete in Sunday’s 50m Breaststroke final. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli / Inpho

Fiona Doyle secured her place in the 50m Breaststroke final at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin this afternoon but Sycerika McMahon finis(...)

Ireland’s Barry Murphy was disappointed not to make the final of the men’s 50m breaststroke at the European Championships in Berlin. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho

Barry Murphy’s dreams of making the 50 metres breastroke final in Berlin, were dashed in the last 10 metres of last night’s semi-final. Having made a (...)

 Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon. Photograph: Andrea Masini/Inpho

It was a case of two and out for the Irish duo in heat action yesterday at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin as there was no progression t(...)

 Fiona Doyle of Ireland (left) and Jessica Vall Montero of Spain compete in the women’s 100m Breaststroke preliminaries at the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships 2014 at the Velodrom in Berlin. Photograph: David Ebener/EPA

Limerick’s Fiona Doyle was the first Irish swimmer to emerge from the morning heats at the European Swimming championships in Berlin, but there it end(...)

Ireland’s Barry Murphy in action during the heats of the 100m breaststroke  at the  LEN European Swimming Championships at Europa-Sportpark in Berlin, Germany. Photograph:   Giorgio Scala/Inpho

Barry Murphy’s attempts to emerge from the heats of the men’s 100 metres breaststroke ended in frustration on the first day of action in the pool at t(...)