The Irish Sports Council will do further research to assess trends, including gender differences.

A slight decline in the numbers of young people in the 16-24 age group taking part in sport is of “concern”, the Irish Sports Council has said. Som(...)

Gráinne Murphy, pictured here in 2013, has retired from international swimming. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Former European silver medalist Gráinne Murphy has retired from international swimming after admitting her chances of making it to the Olympic Games i(...)

There is also an allocation of €8.36 million to fund the high performance units of the Olympic sports.,

Payday for the 59 national governing bodies of Irish sport, and with the Rio Olympic countdown now well underway, overall Government funding for 2016(...)

David Conway, Director of National Sport Campus, John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Pascal Donohoe TD, Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Kieran Mulvey, Chair of Sport Ireland and Gary Keegan, Director of the Irish Institute of Sport at the new High Performance Training Centre in Abbotstown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A phrase of former US president Ronald Reagan – that peace had broken out – seemed apt yesterday for Sport Ireland and the Irish Amateur Boxing Associ(...)

John Treacy winning silver at the 1984 Olympics. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

One of my favourite childhood memories is of being woken from my sleep on August 13th, 1984, by my father. On the television downstairs, Irish athlete(...)

Members of the Oireachtas met with Sport Ireland and leading figures in the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) to try and determine the detailed facts surrounding the departure of Billy Walsh. Photograph: Inpho

As Billy Walsh was being officially unveiled as the new head of the US women’s boxing programme, on this side of the Atlantic the controversy over his(...)

Billy Walsh at Dublin Airport en route to his new job as coach of the USA women’s team  in Colorado Springs.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clusterf**k: (n) coarse slang (chiefly US) A bungled or botched undertaking; (also) a situation, state of affairs or gathering that is disorgan(...)

Billy Walsh leaving Dublin Airport en route to his new position as coach of the American women’s boxing team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Billy Walsh saga has moved on to a new phase, bubbling over into a political row between the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) and Sport (...)

The IABA changed their view between the Saturday and the Tuesday on Walsh’s salary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

To appreciate the level of mistrust that existed between Billy Walsh and his employers at the IABA, it’s worth going back to a Saturday in August and (...)

Billy Walsh with his fellow Irish coaches at the AIBA World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Billy Walsh’s decision to resign as Irish boxing head coach has been put down to “a failure of the IABA to recognise his leadership” - by John Treacy,(...)