Billy Walsh: has overseen spectacular success for Irish boxers in his years as head coach. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Given how cheaply and meekly the Irish State surrendered its sovereign status in recent years, it really should be no surprise that this sorry mess of(...)

 Ireland head coach Billy Walsh: has overseen a golden period of success in Irish amateur boxing.  Photograph:  Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

Darren O’Neill, who captained the Irish boxing team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has described the possible departure of Irish boxing head coach(...)

 Ireland head coach Billy Walsh has led his teams to unprecedented succes on the world stage in recent years.

Michael Ring, Minister of State for Sport has expressed his surprise at the prospect of Irish boxing head coach Billy Walsh accepting an offer to leav(...)

Members of Esker Hills Golf Club celebrate Shane Lowry’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer. 0:38

Renditions of The Offaly Rover rang out over Esker Hills on Sunday night as golfer Shane Lowry’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was celebrate(...)

Cian O’Connor riding to victory on Good Luck. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The feelgood factor returned to the RDS stands in Dublin with Ireland’s first Aga Khan Trophy win in three years. The crowds clapped and cheered afte(...)

Jessica Springsteen, on Vindicat W competing at last year’s Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 100,000 people are expected to attend the Dublin Horse Show, which is taking place in the RDS this week. The five-day event, which begins on Wed(...)

Minister of State for Sport and Tourism Michael Ring:  “After all, Croagh Patrick is an integral part of our spiritual sand cultural heritage and is very important for tourism.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Mayo County Council is to debate a repair and conservation plan for Croagh Patrick today amid safety concerns caused by the erosion of the mountain. (...)

Westport, Co Mayo, won the 2014 award for best large tourism town. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The names of the 15 Irish towns shortlisted for the Tourism Towns Awards 2015 have been released by Fáilte Ireland. Co Kerry has the most towns featu(...)

Level playing field?: in 2013 the FAI had an income was €36.7 million, with a surplus of almost €9 million. It gave grassroots affiliates €1.1 million in development and operating grants. Illustration: Maciej Frolow/Getty

When John Delaney of the Football Association of Ireland admitted recently that the organisation he heads had accepted a €5 million loan from Sepp Bla(...)

The Cliffs of Moher, a popular tourist attraction. The Central Statistics Office released figures showing that this was the fifth consecutive year of increasing visitor numbers. File photograph: Hon Lau/Getty Images

Overseas visitors travelling to Ireland increased 12 per cent for the first five months of this year compared with the same period last year, accordin(...)