Irish players warm-up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB anti-doping tee shirts before last month’s game in the  Junior World Championship match against  Fiji  at QBE Stadium, Albany,  New Zealand. Photograph:  Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

Anti-doping figures released for last year indicate Rugby Union, on an international level, is showing a higher percentage of positive test results th(...)

The Irish men’s team celebrate following their win in last weekend’s home international in Montrose, Scotland

Congratulations to Ireland’s shore angling teams on winning gold at the home nations’ two-day championships in Montrose on the east coast of Scotland,(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

When Katie Taylor won a record-breaking sixth European title in the first week in June, we reckoned that was our judging job done for the month, it wa(...)

 St Pat’s vs Cork City recently: Winning the league was worth about €475,000 to Pat’s in prize money and European payouts. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Garrett Kelleher, the developer who just won’t give up on his plan to build a 2,000ft spire in the middle of Chicago, had a few interesting points to (...)

See Change Ambassador Hazel Larkin from Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hazel Larkin has spent a lot of time trying to figure out a strategy for the bad days when she cannot get out of bed. A writer, PhD student and mother(...)

Students from Caritas College, Ballyfermot enjoying a rowing workout. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Wooh-wheesh. Wooh-wheesh. The look on the faces of five teenage girls is familiar to everyone who has been in a gym or rowing club: the intense concen(...)

 Chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey: Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry aid the report was “extremely concerning”.

Seanad leader Maurice Cummins has said he believes it is “wrong that anybody on a salary of €164,000 should get additional funding, irrespective of wh(...)

Change your diet and you may not need to use supplements to boost your health. Photograph: Thinkstock

Many athletes use supplements as part of their training or competition routine. This practice may stem from the belief that a normal diet is not suffi(...)

John Treacy, Chief Executive, Irish Sports Council. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Irish Sports Council today announced an investment package of over €7.4 million to support the work of the major field sports’ governing b(...)

 At annoucement of the the Irish Sports Council 2013 Anti-Doping Testing figures at the Royal College of Physicians.  (left to right)  Dr. Hans Geyer, German Sports University, Cologne,  Dr. Una May, Director of Anti-Doping at Irish Sports Council, John Treacy, Chief Executive, Irish Sports Council, Leo Varadkar, T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Kieran Mulvey, Chairman of the Irish Sports Council, and Dr. Brendan Buckley, Chairman, Irish Sports Council Anti-Doping Committee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Athletics and cycling are still the most tested disciplines of the Irish Sports Council anti-doping programme, accounting for over one-third o(...)