Success stories like Annalise Murphy’s medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics help drive more awareness of women in sport. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

A funny thing happened at a recent ‘women in sport’ conference in Dublin. . .not one person attacked the ‘mejia’ from the floor! As a sportswriter it(...)

Tyrone chairwoman Róisín Jordan: “I believe Tyrone GAA should be looking to the future and their aspiration should be to build their own stadium.”

Tyrone county chairwoman Roisín Jordan last night revealed her bold vision for a major new GAA stadium in the county. She told delegates at annual co(...)

Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan plans to introduce a 30 per cent gender quota for sporting bodies.

Good headline, Minister. “Put women in power or lose funding.” Not bad for a quiet Monday morning. And on the face of it, where could there be foun(...)

The GAA are responding cautiously to the gender quotas proposal, advanced by the Minister of State for Sport, Patrick O’Donovan. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

The GAA have responded cautiously to the gender quotas proposal, advanced by the Minister of State for Sport, Patrick O’Donovan. The association wasn(...)

Between the 50 places filled by the executive committees/boards of the FAI, IRFU and GAA there was just a single female representative. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans to introduce a 30 per cent gender quota for sporting bodies are aimed at helping women “break the last glass ceiling” , Minister of State for Sp(...)

How do you solve a problem like the Minister? “Everyone is convinced that Shane wants to get himself fired.” Photograph: Alan Betson

For a confident, ambitious man who likes a lot of attention and the sound of his own voice, the job of government minister must seem very attractive. (...)

Two and a half months after his arrest, Pat Hickey remains in Rio, not under house arrest, but having surrendered his passport under the conditions of his temporary release, he is not permitted to leave Brazil. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If the timing of Pat Hickey’s injunction threat against the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) isn’t surprising enough, then the nature of it certainly (...)

Minister for Tourism Shane Ross has been accused of “absolute hypocrisy” over the failure to use the Public Appointments Service in the recruitment of a new chief executive for tourism body Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Minister for Tourism Shane Ross has been accused of “absolute hypocrisy” over a failure to use the Public Appointments Service in the recruitment of a(...)

Pat Hickey (71) was arrested in Rio over the alleged illegal sale of tickets for the Olympic Games. He denies any wrongdoing. Photograph:   Humberto Ohana/AFP/Getty Images

Pat Hickey has threatened legal action against his own executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to prevent them from proceeding wit(...)

Tickets for the Rio Olympics. An inquiry was established after the controversy over the distribution of tickets from Ireland

Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan has confirmed that the report of the inquiry into the distribution of tickets for the Rio Olympic Games(...)