John Joe Nevin, an Olympic boxing silver medal winner, has been given the benefit of the Probation Act after pleading guilty to public order offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Olympian John Joe Nevin has been given the benefit of the Probation Act for public order offences after he agreed to give a boxing masterclass to youn(...)

Dylan Gardiner and his mother Caroline at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dylan Gardiner is just 22 months old and is facing his second Christmas in hospital. From Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, he was born 13 weeks premature(...)

John Joe Nevin at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin yesterdeay: “I’m going away to be the best in the world and hopefully make tons of money and bring back world titles.”  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As his erstwhile bag brothers Paddy Barnes and Joe Ward were making their way through to the quarter-finals of the World Championships yesterday, John(...)

 Irish coaches Zuar Antia, Billy Walsh and Eddie Bolger. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish boxing coach Billy Walsh tried to talk John Joe Nevin out of turning professional a number of times before the European champion and Olympic (...)

Paddy Barnes (silver), Jason Quigley (gold), Michael Conlon (silver) and John Joe Nevin (gold). Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Another year can only mean another triumphant homecoming at Dublin Airport for Ireland’s amateur boxers. Ireland’s four medal winners came home last n(...)