The IRC handicap system will be used as usual in 2016 sailing events such as the Volvo Round Ireland Race in June. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

After the recent Irish Cruiser Racing Association conference in Limerick, a war of words has broken out between two global leaders in yacht racing ha(...)

Team Ireland entry Quokka 8 chartered by Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling in action during the 2014 Commodores’ Cup. Photograph:  David Branigan/Oceansport

An 11th-hour extension to a charter option that would enable Ireland’s defence of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup this Summer will be a hot topic (...)

World Sailing Youth bronze medallists Douglas Elmes (left) and Colin O’Sullivan of Howth are shortlisted for Irish Youth Sailor of the Year Award. Photo: ISAF

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has enlarged next month’s national awards ceremony to mark the achievements of Irish sailors, clubs and sailing s(...)

Sigma 38 footer Persephone passing the Fastnet Rock lighthouse off in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The last of the 358-strong Rolex Fastnet Race fleet successfully rounded the famous rock off West Cork yesterday afternoon marking the closing stages (...)

Sherwood’s:  relocating to Kilkenny Retail Park

The fast growing Sam McCauley chemist chain is stepping up its operation in Kilkenny by taking over the high profile Sherwood’s store on High Street. (...)

Animal lover Catherine Southwell set up the foster charity organisation Cavaliers in Need as a result of the case, to look after Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, as above. Recalling the state of the dogs in this case, she said: “It was horrific, that’s the only way I can describe it.” File photograph: Getty Images

A dog breeder who neglected and caused suffering to King Charles Spaniels has been handed a 10-month suspended jail sentence. Gordon Laverty was also (...)

Paul Burns (31) tried to attack Edward Gibson while medical staff were battling to save his life, prosecutors claimed. Mr Gibson was rushed to Royal Victoria Hospital following a gun attack in the Divis area of Belfast on October 24th last year.

A murder victim was subjected to abuse and told he would be killed as he lay dying in a Belfast hospital, the High Court heard today. Paul Burns (31) (...)

 Dublin sailor Michael Boyd, pictured at the Fastnet Rock, has been elected Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), only the second ever Irish sailor to lead the British club.

Ireland’s successful year at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) was crowned this week with the election of Dun Laoghaire’s Michael Boyd (64) as Commo(...)

 The Irish Cruiser Racing Association team, comprising the crews of Antix, Catapult and Quokka 8, winners of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup at Cowes. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After a week of light winds and a mix of inshore and offshore racing, Ireland’s team of three boats lifted the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup on Sat(...)

  Seafra Guilfoyle  will be going for gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Tavira, Portugal today.

Cork’s Seafra Guilfoyle lost his week-long lead late yesterday evening but can still deliver Ireland’s first ever gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds today (...)