MARY HANNIGAN There’s a wonderful trio of photos of Irish rugby captain Niamh Briggs in the new e-book by Inpho Sports Photography Changing The Game:(...)

John Treacy winning silver at the 1984 Olympics. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

One of my favourite childhood memories is of being woken from my sleep on August 13th, 1984, by my father. On the television downstairs, Irish athlete(...)

Pauline Curley was the first Irish female athlete to finish the Dublin Marathon on the October Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

The main difficulty in standing at the finish line of the Dublin Marathon is that every one of the 15,000 runners who begin passing by has their own s(...)

Pauline Curley of  Tullamore Harriers after finishing as the leading Irish women in the  2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Marathon running is all about beating the clock. Not turning it back. Except the body clock of Pauline Curley keeps telling her otherwise, and with th(...)

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 (...)