Fiona Doyle: “If everything falls into place, there is no reason I shouldn’t get into the final. And then it about whoever can put all that work – a lifetime of practice – down into this race. Then, it is anybody’s game.”

‘It has been a very long road,” acknowledges Fiona Doyle of the pact she made to herself as a 12-year-old to one day swim in the Olympic Games. That p(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years service as a judge of the High Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who died today, retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years (...)

Fiona Doyle shows off the silver medal she won  in the 50m breaststroke at the  World University Games in Gwangju.

Not long after winning her second swimming medal at last month’s World University Games in Gwangju – securing a Rio Olympic qualifying time in the pro(...)

Fiona Doyle (University of Calgary) celebrates after finishing third  in the women’s 100m breaststroke semi-final at the World University Games at Nambu University in  Gwangju, South Korea. Her time  of 1:07.67  makes her the first Irish swimmer to qualify for the Olympics in Rio next year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick’s Fiona Doyle has become the first Irish swimmer to qualify for next years Olympics in Rio when she qualified for Monday’s final of the women(...)

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(...)