“One of the best ways of managing osteoporosis is to do weight-bearing exercises – to either walk or to do resistance training in the gym is very good for your bone health.”

Christian Dalzell (27) started doing weight training in his mid-teens. He was playing a lot of sports, including rugby at his school, Wesley College i(...)

Roscommon manager Fergal O’Donnell is hugged by Ciarán Murtagh after the county’s impressive league win over Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

On his journey home from Letterkenny last Sunday evening, Paul Staunton happened to bump into Donegal player Ryan McHugh at a petrol station. As they(...)

Jon Florsheim, director of TV and fixed services, Eir

Eir expects to hear shortly on whether its purchase of Setanta Sports has been approved. Notwithstanding political upheaval, the telecoms and media gr(...)

Chelsea’s former Brazilian midfielder Ramires is to join Jiangsu Suning.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Transfer deadline day may have been fairly tame in England this year – Pep Guardiola’s bombshell move to Manchester City aside – but in China, the bus(...)

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief was indicted for involvement in allegedly improper multimillion-euro payment to tycoon Bernard Tapie.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger will have a broad smile on his face this morning as he savours the form of the nonpareil Mesut Özil. If Özil stays fit, (...)

 Chinese investors China Media Capital (CMC) and CITIC Capital have bought a 13 per cent stake in the parent company of Manchester City Football Club for $400 million (€377 million), the companies said Tuesday. (Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)

A consortium of Chinese investors is spending $400 million (€377m) to take a stake of more than 13 per cent in the group that owns soccer club(...)

Mickey O’Rourke, the majority shareholder and co-founder of Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s biggest telecoms group Eir is in talks to acquire Setanta Sports, the Dublin-based pay television broadcaster. The Irish Times has learned (...)

Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

There’s been no disguising RTÉ’s wounds following its loss of Six Nations rugby rights to TV3. To borrow an analogy from another sport – one it still(...)

13/11/2014.  - NEWS - HEALTH -Denis O'Brien, at the GETHealth, Global Education & Technology Health Summit, organised by John Hopkins Centre for Clinical Global Health Education,  in Dublin Castle on Thursday.Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

As the media picked apart Denis O’Brien’s decision to yank the $2 billion flotation of Digicel, its biggest rival quietly kicked it while it was down.(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook  in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

“The future of TV is apps,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week as he launched the technology giant’s new version of its Apple TV device, th(...)