Dan Martin: crashed early in Wednesday’s race and while he was able to return to the peloton, withdrew as a precaution. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Still recovering from his crash in Wednesday’s Fleche Wallonne, Dan Martin is hoping to start Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday.“Medical staff continues(...)

 Irish cyclist Sam Bennett. EPA/CARLOS BARBA

Sam Bennett’s road to recovery from a bad crash in Wednesday’s Scheldeprijs race is moving smoother than first expected, with the concerning images o(...)

Ryan Mullen said he had “many sleepless nights” after narrowly missing out on victory Ponferrada. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Six and a half months after missing gold by an agonising 0.48 seconds, Ryan Mullen has made it clear his top season goal is making up for that close (...)

Sam Bennett will be part of the Bora-Argon 18 team’s line-up for Sunday’s Classic, Milan-San Remo. Photograph: Inpho

Sam Bennett continues his bid to gain experience prior to his first Tour de France with the Irish sprinter set to make his debut in Milan-San Remo th(...)

Data mining: It’s hard to think of anything you can do these days – online or off – that doesn’t leave a trail of data crumbs

Some 18 months after the first NSA revelations by Edward Snowden, the outrage in Europe about US intelligence snuffling through our data has dropped f(...)

The GAA Annual Congress at the  Slieve Russell Hotel in Co Cavan saw 67 motions on the agenda.  Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

On a busy day with an agenda of 67 motions, GAA Congress approved the one-on-one penalty and also an advantage rule in hurling, both proposals of Liam(...)

Páraic Duffy addressing the GAA Congress: “Is broadcast policy impacting on attendances and club games? We’re showing two live games every Sunday.” Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has questioned whether the association should continue to make so many of its matches available for live broadcast.H(...)

Kilburn Gaels’ hard-fought semi-final victory over Cappataggle. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Anyone familiar with Jimmy Murphy’s play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road will be aware of the generations of young Irish emigrants who moved to nor(...)

A Limerick secondary school principal has described strike action as a “draconian measure” as schools around the country remain closed for the second time in two months. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Limerick secondary school principal has described strike action as a “draconian measure” as schools around the country remain closed for the second (...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan:  had a voting rate of 16 per cent.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Independent MEPs Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Brian Crowley have the worst voting record among Irish MEPs at the European Parliament, new figures show. Da(...)