Alexander Pacteau murdered Cork woman Karen Buckley after he met her by chance at a Glasgow nightclub. 0:25

The man jailed for the murder of Cork student Karen Buckley seemed to “enjoy the chase” and the entire process of being interviewed by Scottish police(...)

Cool Beans founders Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson

We have encountered a lot of surprises since we started Cool Beans and there are two in particular that spring to mind. While both are different in(...)

The campaign by Sport England urges women of all sizes and shapes to get active. Photograph: Still from This Girl Can video/Sport England

It’s hard to resist a jiggle to Missy Elliott’s Get Ur Freak On, which made it the perfect backing track for Sport England’s latest bid to get women u(...)

The Federation of Irish Sport believes tax breaks for sporting programmes will provide pathways for future stars. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Tax breaks for sporting programmes might be a way of replacing the potential loss of funding from a ban on alcohol sponsorship in sport, Oireachtas(...)

Some of the success stories: Men’s 50km walk gold medallist at the World Championships Robert Heffernan on his return to Dublin in August; Ireland’s boxing medalists at the London Olympics John Joe Nevin, Katie Taylor, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan and the women’s rugby Six Nations Championship team celebrate their Grand Slam victory in Milan. Photographs: Donall Farmer and Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No one ever has or ever will be able to put an accurate price on the cost of success in sport, which is good thing, because it spares countries an exp(...)

The Government has allocated ‘several million’ to complete the National Indoor Arena at the Sports Campus at Abbotstown. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) has described as “grim” a reduction of some €3.1 million in core sports funding for 2014 - amounting to over seven(...)

Archipelago chief executive Steven Menton

Some 19,000 Irish people may have started new businesses last year, but the aspiration to become an entrepreneur here remains low according to the rec(...)