Dublin Bay will be the setting for the 350-boat Laser Radial World Championships hosted by the Royal St George YC.Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With just two weeks remaining to the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic Games, pathway events for Tokyo 2024 and beyond and getting underway in Iris(...)

Katie Taylor fighting with Russia’s Sofya Ochigava during the women’s lightweight final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images.

In more a case of being intelligent about how to improve over the next four weeks than a crisis of confidence, Katie Taylor has requested that Russia’(...)

Ireland’s Claire Lambe  and Sinead Jennings, who have qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio  in the lightweight women’s double sculls. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Differing views on the Zika virus, particularly from female athletes, threaten to throw competitor participation at the Rio Olympic Games into chaos.(...)

Cian O’Connor onboard Good Luck: “I have no regrets. I tried everything possible and left no stone unturned in trying to seek fairness.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland will not have a show jumping team at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following yesterday’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Spo(...)

IAAF leaders have suspended the Russian federation, keeping the country’s track and field athletes out of international competition for an indefinite period that could include next year’s Olympics in Brazil. Phtoograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Leading athletes have backed the decision of the IAAF Council to hand Russia a provisional ban from all international athletics competitions with imme(...)

 Michael Conlan: “Picking up the world number one spot is a great achievement.” Photograph:    Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile/Web Summit

Michael Conlan, the most recent Irish boxing World Champion, is this week officially ranked as the number one bantamweight in the world. The west Belf(...)

Billy Walsh at the World Championships in Doha where Ireland claimed a record haul of three medals: The head coach has said if he wasn’t keen on staying he would have been gone by now. Photograph: Francis Myers/Inpho

Billy Walsh has insisted he is keen to stay put as head coach of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unit, while World champion Michael Conlan wants to s(...)

The Irish women’s hockey team begins its qualification campaign for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

August 2016 might seem some distance away, but tomorrow the Irish women’s hockey team begins its qualification campaign for the Rio Olympic Games, Uk(...)

Ireland men’s  head coach Ned Fulton. Hoping to lead squad on a training camp to South Africa  in the New Year. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Irish men’s team are hoping to travel to South Africa in the new year for a stint of warm weather training. The trip is to help prepare the side (...)

Ireland’s Michael Conlan (blue) who will turn professional if he wins gold at next month’s world championships.

As the career path of European bantamweight Champion John Joe Nevin snakes between the amateur and professional codes, Michael Conlan, the 21-year-old(...)

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