Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan  welcomed the findings of the Irish Sports Monitor report which found personal exercise remains the most popular form of sporting activity

People are struggling to fit sporting activities alongside their jobs following the recent economic recovery, leading to a dip in participation levels(...)

 Former OCI president Pat Hickey. Sport Ireland chair Kieran Mulvey has called for Mr Hickey to be allowed return home from Brazil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Pat Hickey should be allowed to return home on “humanitarian” grounds pending a possible trial in Brazil, Sport Ireland chairman Kieran Mulvey has sai(...)

British tourists comprise about 40% of all the holidaymakers visiting Ireland each year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Tourism authorities have expressed concern about the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the EU after new figures indicated that the rate of growth (...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and Minister of State for  Sport, Patrick O’Donovanat a press conference after the Budget was announced. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The budget allocated to sports and recreation services has been cut by almost 30 per cent. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross recei(...)

Minister for Trasport Shane Ross says, “My department’s allocation of €344 million for public transport investment will also ensure completion of the Luas cross-city project, which is the most significant capital project in public transport since the original Luas Red and Green lines opened.”

Commuters are set to benefit from an increase in spending on public transport next year. Minister for Transport Shane Ross pledged an increase of €3(...)

Businessman Denis Brosnan is to chair Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A €500 million investment programme to make Limerick the best placed English-speaking city in the European Union to capitalise on post-Brexit inward i(...)

 Ailish Sheehan, who has died after a fall in Poland, was studying for her masters degree in Design and Environment at the University of London, and rowed for the college.

Limerick rower Ailish Sheehan (23), who was injured in a fall in the hours after competing at the World University Championships in Poland, has died. (...)

A view from the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most renowned tourist draws. File photograph: Getty Images

More people from overseas are visiting Ireland, spending more money here and staying for longer, according to the latest Central Statistic office (CSO(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina Higgins, with Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday. Photograph: Julian Behal/Maxwell/PA Wire

A reception hosted by President Michael D Higgins for the Irish Olympic team was conspicuous by those who were absent as much as by those who attende(...)

 Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins and  Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy during a special reception for members of Team Ireland who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics at  Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Serious doping and administration issues surrounding Ireland’s part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games could undermine public confidence in sports, Preside(...)