Pat Ryan: “We have to be mindful as a sporting organisation under the banner of AIBA that we are allowed to run our own affairs without interference.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Two prominent board members of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) have warned of the consequences of Government and Sport Ireland meddling i(...)

 Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan:  has said he ‘doesn’t know who’s in charge’ at the Irish Athletic Boxing Association. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Funding withdrawal is the last act available, the ultimate sanction and now the only one left in the armoury of Sport Ireland and Minister of State fo(...)

Dean Gardiner has Martin Keenan on the ropes during their box-off at the National Stadium. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

At an almost empty National Stadium on Wednesday night, in a box-off publicly announced just hours beforehand, Dean Gardiner beat Martin Keenan on a 4(...)

IABA high performance director Bernard Dunne. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For a boxer, whose career brought him 13 Irish amateur championships and the WBA Super Bantamweight world title in 2009, it must have come as a surpri(...)

Business tourism from overseas is estimated to support about 21,000 jobs in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Business travel from overseas markets was estimated to be worth €700 million to the Irish economy in 2016. According to Fáilte Ireland, the sector, wh(...)

John Lavery with his wife Carla  at Matapouri mermaid pools in Northland, New Zealand.

We Irish are renowned for our storytelling. Raised on songs and stories, the 80 million people of the diaspora have brought these tales to the world. (...)

Ruth Coppinger TD raised the row between the women’s national soccer  team and the FAI to highlight what she called the “discrimination and unequal treatment of sport generally”. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil between Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger in a row over the dispu(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan made contact with the FAI on Wednesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan made contact with the FAI on Wednesday to encourage them to sort out the problem regarding t(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney has been elected to the Uefa executive committee. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Minister for Sport, Shane Ross and Minister of State for Sport, Patrick O’Donovan have congratulated FAI chief executive John Delaney on his election (...)

Ireland’s boxers, including Michael Conlan, failed to win any medals in Rio. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish boxing has taken a major hit for failing to reach its Rio Olympic targets, the Association’s high performance funding cut by €200,000 on the 201(...)