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Bertram Allen didn’t make the Olympic team announced on Thursday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bertram Allen put his omission from the Irish equestrian team at the Olympic Games behind him on Thursday night when dividing the spoils in the openin(...)

The Olympic Equestrian Center at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Given recent results, there are no great surprises among those nominated on Thursday for the Olympic eventing team by Horse Sport Ireland’s high perfo(...)

Health workers under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro in January get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus. Photograph:Leo Correa/AP

This summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be moved or postponed because of the Zika virus, according to more than 150 global health experts. In an(...)

Aerial view of a bike lane that collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

At least two people were killed when part of an elevated bike lane built ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was hit by a strong wave and col(...)

Irish Badminton international Chloe Magee has already competed at the Beijing and London Olympic Games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

She’s only 27 but badminton professional Chloe Magee, from Raphoe in Co Donegal, is aiming to qualify for her third Olympic Games, having debuted in B(...)

Relatives of patients suffering from microcephaly listen to therapists  at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, BrazilPhotograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

When in the first months of her pregnancy Silvana Nascimento began to see reports on Brazilian television about the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika (...)

Anything but Sky News: big screens in public spaces are the perfect opportunity to promote cultural offerings

We are surrounded by screens in public places, but to watch many of them you’d think we lived in another country. Most public places have a screen s(...)

Gladys Ganiel: “Show up, put in the work, keep at it day after day even just doing a little bit and you’ll get there.” Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho

Gladys Ganiel of North Belfast Harriers ran 2.38:53 in the Seville marathon last weekend, making her one of five Irish-qualified runners to post a tim(...)

Under new proposals professional boxers will become eligible to compete in Rio. Photograph: Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Top professional boxers will become eligible to compete in this summer’s Rio Olympics under radical new proposals being pushed through by the sport’s (...)

 Oliver Dingley has secured a place at the Rio Olympics for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Ireland’s Oliver Dingley has made Irish diving history by qualifying for a place at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ireland has no(...)

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