The goal of the second annual Irish Run the World event is to raise another $100,000 for Irish charities.

Everyone knows about St Patrick’s Day, or “St Patrick’s month” as it’s known in the US. But what about the other 11 months of the year? Is there room (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Confidence? No confidence? Actually, it was a motion of no consequence. And everyone in Leinster House knew it. Photograph: Eric Luke

A day lost discussing a spelling error. It took an English teacher to recognise it. The Dáil returned from its lengthy summer break to debate a motion(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan was one of the many Irish athletes to accept a scholarship at a US university. Photograph: Getty.

The plan was to smash a few records and then run in the Olympics. There is no sure-fire path to any sporting glory, only the tried and trusted. And wh(...)

Life-like: Sonia O’Sullivan poses on the plinth in Cobh where a bronze statue in her image will be unveiled this weekend. Photograph: Cobh Tourism

She has won gold and silver on the track and in cross country, but now athlete Sonia O’Sullivan is to be honoured in bronze with a life-size statue to(...)

Thomas Barr, University of Limerick, (Waterford) after finishing first in the Men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 49.96. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

He was made work very hard for it and then Thomas Barr nailed it, winning the 400 metres hurdles at the 28th World University Games in Gwangju, South (...)

Republic of Ireland  fans soak up the atmosphere.

He’s been to 130 Republic of Ireland away matches, every major tournament the ‘Boys in Green’ have ever been to and he’s spent an estimated €400,000 (...)

Ireland’s Scott Evans is a serious medal candidate in badminton at the European Games in Baku. Photograph: Getty.

There is no limit to our welcoming into the Kingdom of Azerbaijan. Such is their lavish consideration of our needs that they built the Baku Sports Hal(...)

Katie Taylor will meet Bulgaria’s Denitsa Eliseeva in Sunday’s bout at the European Games in Baku. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it still feels like Baku has been missing one proper headline act at these first European Games that should change on Sunday afternoon when the mo(...)

Clare Balding and Sonia O’Sullivan at yesterday’s Liberty Insurance Women in Sport Conference at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“What women’s sport particularly needs is that it is seen as important,” said former world athletics champion Sonia O’Sullivan at the launch of a new(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan celebrates with her gold medal after winning the women’s 5,000m final at the 1995 World Athletics Championships at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Allsport

Time passes slowly on every long bus journey, and on this one, Sonia O’Sullivan rests her head against the window, stares out across the green fiel(...)