Broadcaster Colm Hayes with Jim Breen before the businessman set out on his 1,400km run. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

A man who has been a life-long sufferer from depression is running the equivalent of more than a marathon a day to raise awareness of suicide preventi(...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya  wins at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

How sad and yet entirely fitting that even while writing this column it already feels dated. Because, by the time you read it, the World Cross Country(...)

Mark English has been combining his athletics preparations with his third year of medical studies at UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Not many Irish athletes can talk up their medal prospects in such realistic terms as Mark English. At 21, he may still be a student of 800 metre runn(...)

Katie Taylor with third-year pupils, from left, Rebecca O’Grady, Shannon MacAnaspie and Lauryn Groome, at New Cross College, Finglas. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘She’s amazing, basically. She doesn’t get enough publicity compared to the men. I love her. I love boxing: you can take out your anger and any emo(...)

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín is to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork this year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Veteran actor and comedian Niall Tóibín is to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork later this year, after city councillors voted overwhelmingly to bes(...)

Ricky Simms, director of PACE Sports Management, Monaco, and agent to track and field stars, including Usain Bolt

When the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt, decides he wants to buy a new car, take a holiday or even just have a night on the tiles, there’s one (...)

There are fears over the water quality for the sailing events at the Rio Olympic Games but Ireland’s chef de mission, Kevin Kilty, says ultimately it will be up to the International Sailing Federation to decide whether or not it is safe for sailing. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Kevin Kilty knew he’d accomplished his first mission when he suddenly joked to himself: “If I’m ever going to have a heart attack, this is the plac(...)

 Cyclists at the 2014 Cycle Against Suicide.Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The predominating message for the 3,500 secondary school students at a charity Cycle Against Suicide event today, was that it is alright not to feel o(...)

 John O’Shea starting one of the Goal Mile runs at  Leopardstown race course on Christmas Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Noel Carroll always said the day you’re too busy to go for a run is the day you’re too busy. And in saying that he definitely meant Christmas Day, to(...)