Katie Taylor is no longer on the Andy Lee undercard. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Katie Taylor has performed a surprise U-turn and will no longer be on the undercard for Andy Lee’s World Championship title defence next month. Only (...)

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(...)

Golfing twins, Leona and Lisa Maguire. “As sisters they will always be close,” says their mother, Breda. “But that doesn’t mean they will always be together.” Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

They have largely gone through their golfing lives as one, referred to as the twins, answering with ‘we’. It has always been that way with Leona an(...)

Katie Taylor has been added to the undercard for Andy Lee’s upcoming fight. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Despite the offensive comments about women from Andy Lee’s middleweight opponent, Billy Joe Saunders, Ireland’s Katie Taylor will appear on the underc(...)

Jenny Claffey, who has just launched her career as a tennis pro, wants to be the first Irish woman to play at Wimbledon. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Two or three hours on court for tour events and four or five hours for five-set Grand Slam matches makes tennis an endurance sport as much as one o(...)

 UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey accepts the best female athlete award at the 2015 ESPYS  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

At the ESPYs (America’s rather lame attempt at a sporting Oscars) earlier this month, Ronda Rousey collected the “Fighter of the Year” gong and the(...)

Boxer Katie Taylor when arriving back at Dublin Airport after she won gold at the 2015 European Games, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month. Photograph: PA.

There was decidedly bad news for Katie Taylor’s rivals in her division when, after winning her 18th consecutive title at the European Games in Baku, (...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

Have you heard who is on The Irish Times Women’s Power List?

All of the women on the BBC programme’s list, which was released this week, “have an exceptionally large impact on our lives, not just because of t(...)

Republic of Ireland  fans soak up the atmosphere.

He’s been to 130 Republic of Ireland away matches, every major tournament the ‘Boys in Green’ have ever been to and he’s spent an estimated €400,000 (...)