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Ireland celebrate with their silver medals after their field hockey World Cup final loss to the Netherlands. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

On the face of it the additional €500,000 for Hockey Ireland on top of the 2018 allocation is a winner for the sport and particularly the women’s nati(...)

Annalise Murphy  competes in the Rio Olympics in 2016, where she won two silver medals. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Political will is a phrase chief executive of Sport New Zealand Peter Miskimmin uses frequently. In Dublin tonight to deliver the keynote address at t(...)

 Jessie Barr at the launch of Outdoor Revolution. Ireland’s largest outdoor sports, health and wellness event takes place on March 24th/25th  in the RDS, Dublin.  Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The book hasn’t finally closed on Jessie Barr. Nor does it remain fully open. There is a line the 400m hurdler continues to walk between hope and real(...)

In 2018 the men play in the World Cup in India at the end of the year and will have a number of warm up events in preparation for that. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH

The grant of €21,000 per year for the Olympic cycle to Tokyo given to men’s hockey this week by the Olympic Council of Ireland was extremely welcome. (...)

Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

Then mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes takes part in the   Closing Ceremony at the Maracana Stadium at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Brazil’s supreme court has opened an investigation into former Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes, who is accused of taking millions of dollars in brib(...)

Michael O’Reilly was already charged with being intoxicated in a public place and engaging in abusive, insulting or threatening behaviour. Photograph: Tobias Schwartz/AFP/Getty Images

International boxer Michael O’Reilly has been charged with three criminal damage offences as a result of an alleged incident in Co Tipperary last year(...)

The Olympic and Paralympic flags displayed at the Tokyo Metropolitan headquarters. Photograph: Getty Images

Eurosport will air the Olympic Games exclusively in Germany between 2018 and 2024, a blow for traditional public service television in the broadcastin(...)

Keeva O’Connor: “There was a very small Irish expat community in Korea but together with the Irish consulate we managed to organise a St Patrick’s Day parade in Seoul”

As a child growing up in Skerries, Co Dublin, Keeva O’Connor used to sit with her father watching David Attenborough programmes, knowing that one day(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah: the data confirmed that he had been granted two exemptions over the past eight years. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

Mo Farah is the latest British athlete to face scrutiny over his use of so-called therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) after his confidential medical dat(...)

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