The Head of the Charles Regatta  in Boston, Massachusetts:    Paul   and Gary O’Donovan came very close to winning the Championship Doubles at the event. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty

Ireland’s top rowers had a very successful run at the enormous Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Sanita Puspure was part of the Great8 of top wom(...)

Paul O’Donovan: the World Championship gold medalist faces a busy programme in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The glorious images of Florida, with four World Championship finalists and two gold medals, may linger in Irish minds, but for top Irish rowers the fo(...)

Mark Stevenson: “The Irish are very good at teamwork, laughing at themselves, making mistakes and moving on and being empathetic”

Irish people’s DNA gives us an advantage in dealing with the upheaval of the ongoing digital revolution because of our humanity and connectedness, acc(...)

Kathleen O’Toole, the chairman of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, has said that she believes Garda reform will not be achieved by one person. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kathleen O’Toole, the chairman of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, has said she believes Garda reform will not be achieved by one (...)

 JP Donleavy at his home,  Levington Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

JP Donleavy, who has died at the age of 91, was best known as the author of The Ginger Man, the critically acclaimed comic masterpiece. It is estimate(...)

Sean Rogers with his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts: ‘It’s been two years now since my last trip home and the pull has gone.’

Bostonians seem to abandon the city in late August. It is the only month of the year I can drive downtown and not get snarled up in traffic driving al(...)

A typical port scene in Malta

Maltese sun in October from €289pps There’s lots on – apart from the sun – in Malta this October. From October 5th to 8th the Malta Classic will take(...)

 Peter Murphy, son of late Bishop of Galway Eamonn Casey was 17 when his story was made public. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe

A self-help website set up in Ireland to assist children of Catholic priests has been contacted by women of all ages from around the world, ranging fr(...)

 Mark O’Donovan  and Shane O’Driscoll: will be medal contenders at the World Rowing Championships  in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida.  Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

The Irish boats left on Thursday for the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida. The Ireland team sets forth in just 10 days (A(...)

Kayla Sauvao of Australia and Ireland’s Alison Miller at UCD during  a Women’s Rugby World Cup match that ended Ireland 19, Australia 17. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A ball hadn’t been kicked at the Women’s Rugby World Cup, hosted by Ireland, before a lad who wanted some attention tried to grab it. Former rugby pla(...)