Conor McGregor celebrates after a first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight title fight during UFC 194 on December 12th. Photograph:  Steve Marcus/Getty Images

New UFC featherweight world title holder Conor McGregor is to be given a civic reception by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. The reception honours McGregor’(...)

 A promotional banner hanging on the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in preparation for the  Floyd Mayweather v  Manny Pacquiao bout. Photo: Brian Jones/EPA/Las Vegas News Bureau

After years of hype and build-up, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will finally meet in the ring on Saturday evening in Las Vegas . It’s a big nigh(...)

UFC star Conor McGregor mixing with members of the public at the funeral of Paul Kavanagh on Tuesday.

Mourners at the funeral of a man who was gunned down on a Dublin street last month have been told his killing was “terrible and evil”. Paul Kavanagh a(...)

TV3’s Colette Fitzpatrick (right) with students on the ‘Debate Week’ set at the National Film School in the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT)

Religion is a power for good in the world. All drugs should be legalised. Men can’t be feminists. And it’s not possible to have a world-class educatio(...)

 Ireland’s Conor McGregor salutes the Boston crowd. Photograph: Emily Harney / Inpho

Seconds after Sunday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship fight with Dennis Siver was mercifully stopped, the victorious Conor McGregor leapt over the (...)

UFC Fight Night 59: The near sell-out crowd was treated to an exhibition of McGregor’s exceptional mixed martial arts talent. Photograph: Inpho/Emily Harney

With odds of 1-12 in his favour, a victory for Conor McGregor on Sunday should have been considered a mere formality. But such is the Irishman’s star (...)

Conor McGregor has been getting plenty of attention in Boston ahead of his fight with Dennis Siver.  Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

An Irish accent goes a long way in Boston’s “Southie” neighbourhood, and it also helps if you are one of the world’s most exciting mixed martial artis(...)

Conor McGregor: adept at pre-fight ‘trash talk’. Photograph: David Sleator

TV3 Group isn’t the only broadcaster looking to pull in viewers via the mixed martial arts magic of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Setanta Spor(...)

Box office: Conor McGregor defeated Brazil’s Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night in the O2, Dublin. Photograph: Rodrigo Romos/INPHO

Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night garnered an average of 257,500 viewers for TV3 Group’s 3e, with the audience peaking(...)

Ireland’s Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao of Brazil do battle at the UFC fight night on Saturday at the O2 in Dublin. Photograph: Rodrigo Romos/Inpho

Biggie Biggie Biggie can’t you see?Sometimes your words just hypnotise meAnd I just love your flashy waysGuess why they so broke, and you get paid.As (...)

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