The scope of the non-statutory investigation will be wider than the investigation being carried out by the Brazilian police. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government inquiry into the Olympics ticket controversy will investigate the distribution of tickets in 2012 and 2016, as well as corporate govern(...)

Tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games marked with the name of the Olympic Committee of Ireland. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Government is to establish a three-month inquiry into the Olympics ticket touting controversy but it will not have the power to compel witnesses o(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross, pictured above watching boxer Michael Conlan fighting at the Olympics on Tuesday,  is to return to Dublin immediately to consult with his department on how to proceed with an investigation into the Olympic ticket controversy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO.

Minister for Sport Shane Ross is to return to Dublin immediately to consult with his department on how to proceed with an investigation into the Olymp(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy (left) celebrates winning a silver medal with bronze medalist Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

President Michael D Higgins said Annalise Murphy has “travelled the long and hard road to the Olympics” and has now “reaped the rewards of her many ye(...)

Pat Hickey, president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, which  has received €1.7 million in State funding over the past four years. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Olympic Council of Ireland has received €1.7 million in State funding over the past four years. Figures released by the Department of Transport t(...)

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan: “It is appropriate that the inquiries in Brazil are allowed to conclude before anything else.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan has supported calls for the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee. (...)

A formal charge has been made against Irish man Kevin Mallon over his involvement in an alleged illegal ticket selling scheme at the games.

Controversy surrounding the alleged illegal sale of Olympic Games tickets earmarked for the Olympic Council of Ireland has tarnished the country’s rep(...)

The National Gallery of Ireland (above left) and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin (above right) top visitor attractions in Ireland, according to rankings compiled by Fáilte Ireland. File photographs: The Irish Times

The National Gallery and the Guinness Storehouse remain the top free and fee-paying attractions in Ireland, figures show. Last year, almost 1.5 milli(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with French President François Hollande at a press conference in Government Buildings  yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In the glowing dawn of the new enlightenment, there was never going to be a row over the length of the summer break. A political golden age is upon u(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the turning of the sod at the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar. Photo: Alison Laredo

Maria Bailey Dún Laoghaire I wouldn’t be supportive of the calls for him to stand aside by September. The most important thing is for us to foc(...)