Conor McGregor pictured after his  first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in Las Vegas last December. Photograph:   Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been pulled from the bill of UFC 200 in July as speculation continues to mount about the Irish star’s future(...)

Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho (right) during his fight with Charlie Ward at the National Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Fogarty

Conor McGregor has described Portuguese fighter João Carvalho, who died following an mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Dublin on Saturday, as a “hell (...)

Joao Carvalho (right) died after Saturday night’s MMA event in Dublin.

Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho has died from injuries sustained at an event in Dublin last weekend. Carvalho suffered a technical knockout loss(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Having kicked off the season with a morale boosting win in the President’s Cup, Cork City now head to Oriel Park where the stakes might be said to be(...)

Conor McGregor (left) knocks out  Jose Aldo during a featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at in Las Vegas. Photograph: AP

After 14 months of build-up and 13 seconds of combat, Conor McGregor is the undisputed featherweight champion of the world after levelling the legenda(...)

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor square up in Dublin ahead of their proposed meeting at UFC 189, a fight that was cancelled after the Brazilian picked up an injury. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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Eilís Carey. Photograph: Ste Murray

Tales from the Woods Theatre Upstairs, Dublin **   “I like to be afraid,” says a girl with a passing resemblance to Red Ridin(...)

Drogheda United managerJohn McDonnell: his side have taken just two points from the last 22 on offer. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Limerick defender Robbie Williams has targeted winning five of their remaining eight games in the hope of completing their great escape. While they re(...)

Conor McGregor will fight Jose Aldo next December in Las Vegas. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Conor McGregor is now so rich and famous that he doesn’t have to roll out of bed before two o’clock on any hot August afternoon in Las Vegas. This (...)

Revisiting Juno and the Paycock: Joe Dowling  rehearsing Seán O’Casey’s play with cast members at the Guthrie Theater. Photograph: Joan Marcus

Joe Dowling is standing in front of one of the Guthrie Theater’s three stages, in Minneapolis, giving notes to Mark Benninghofen, the American actor w(...)