Toyota Motor  executive technical advisor and CEO of its new company Toyota Research Institute Gill Pratt speaks during a news conference in Tokyo today. Photo: Reuters

Toyota said on Friday it will set up a research and development company with a focus on artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, as competition to (...)

Orla Barry claimed a bronze medal on Tuesday morning in Doha. Photograph: Inpho

Double Paralympian Orla Barry has continued the impressive success of the Irish Paralympic athletics team at the World Championships in Doha claiming (...)

 Ireland’s Noelle Lenihan competing in the Women’s Discus F37, where she won silver at the World Paralympics Games in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:     Marcus Hartmann/Sportsfile

Fifteen-year-old Noelle Lenihan completed a stunning debut in a major championship as she won the silver medal in the discus at the Paralympic Games i(...)

Kieran Mulvey, Chairman, Irish Sports Council says that increased funding will increase participation and enhance high performance - A total of €8.16m will be invested in 22 Performance Plans which will support Ireland participation at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Payday for the 59 national governing bodies of Irish sport - and with the Rio Olympic countdown well underway, Government funding for 2015 is up on la(...)

 Michael McKillopp competing at the IPC European Championships.

I was 14 when I was diagnosed with epilepsy. We had been on a family holiday in Wales and it was the last night before we got the boat home early the (...)

Europe Ryder Cup winning team captain Paul McGinley  back in September. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Olympic Council of Ireland has unveiled the Team Ireland leaders for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and an “honoured” European Ryder Cup captain Paul(...)

Double Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan talking to locals in Zambia during his trip there with Alan Kerins’s Discovery charity.

In a bare-bones classroom by the flood plains of western Zambia last month, Mark Rohan suddenly caught himself off-guard. He and a party of six others(...)

Garrett Culleton, Laois Sports Partnership and Paralympian Ailish Dunne. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

Ireland’s Paralympic exploits of recent years have seen our athletes become as renowned and celebrated as their able-bodied counterparts on the track (...)

 Oscar Pistorius: competed in the 2012 Olympics.  Photograph: PA

It was the Olympic Games that first brought the 27-year-old double amputee, Oscar Pistorius, into the wider public consciousness following Athens in (...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

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