La Plagne, France: Even though it was  French mid-term, there  was plenty of room to  avoid daredevil kids and sullen teenagers
Olympic luge in La Plagne

It’s the last day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. I’m at the Olympic sliding centre, part of an Irish team preparing to hurtle down the ice at around(...)

Scotland’s Archie Gemmill scores against the Netherlands in 1978. Coming in a 3-2 win for the Scots, it was one of the most memorable goals in World Cup history. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Scots were once so proud as to be picky about the way in which they qualified for major championships, a fact that makes the last 16 years of stay(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Too crosses the line to win the 35th Dublin marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Kenya’s Eliud Too has won the men’s category in this year’s Dublin marathon in a time of 2:14:48. Esther Macheria, also from Kenya, edged out last yea(...)

Brown Thomas has partnered with French  restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud in design of new menu. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

French restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud is set to add a touch of Michelin-star flair to Brown Thomas’s food offering at its flagship Grafton Street depa(...)

 Celtic manager Ronny Delia: has a number of injury worries ahead of the tie with Maribor.   Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The fall-out from Celtic’s Champions League qualifying tie with Legia Warsaw has been such that what happens next has been virtually forgotten: the Sc(...)

 People gather to watch the boat races at the Henley Royal Regatta   in Henley-on-Thames, England.  Photograph: by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Quarter-finals’ day at Henley Royal Regatta brought an end to the Irish challenge. Dave Neale and Eimantas Grigalius of Three Castles had to give way(...)

Crews prepare to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta yesterday. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Three Castles, a Blessington club only three years in existence, opened their first campaign at Henley Royal Regatta yesterday with an impressive win(...)

Former Celtic player John Collins has been appointed as assistant manager to Ronny Deila at Parkhead. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

John Collins has been appointed assistant manager at Celtic, the Parkhead club have announced.The former Hoops and Scotland midfielder, who made 229 a(...)

Maureen Brooks, Clontarf, Co Dublin, and Veronica Horan, Ballintubber, Co Mayo, taking part in the parkrun beneath Croagh Patrick in Westport. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The thousands of people who turn up at parkrun events around the country every week were joined last Saturday morning by hundreds of new runner(...)

Maurice and Deirdre Mullins. Photograph: Claire Byrne Photography 12:34

‘My first ambition is to run a 10k. I’ll stay at that for a few months. I would hope to reach a 10 miler. I might be satisfied with a 10 miler.” (...)