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Kellie Harrington holds her award for  The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year  2018. ‘Medals mean nothing to me. I’m just happy about the place I’m in right now, of how happy my family are, the person I’ve become.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kellie Harrington remembers how it broke in Astana in 2016. Canadian Sara Kali was between her and a world light-welterweight final. After the first-r(...)

Many Irish boarding schools are reporting a rise in interest from Spanish and German families as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union

Many private schools in Ireland struggled over the past decade with enrolment due to a combination of austerity measures, a sluggish economy and chang(...)

Railway’s Sarah Hawkshaw: included in the Ireland panel earlier this week. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Saturday sees the eighth and final round of Hockey League matches before the winter break, the competition not resuming until February. While most of(...)

On Saturday, Cork Harlequins picked up just their second win of the campaign when they beat Railway Union 3-1 at Park Avenue, Dublin

At this stage last season in the EY Hockey League three of the top four spots already looked decided, UCD, Cork Harlequins and Pegasus putting some di(...)

Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher with his wife Trish, at Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up at Northwood Business Park in Santry, the last leaves are desperately clinging on. But soon they will have to bow to the inevitable. Seán Gallagh(...)

Ireland’s Róisín Upton, Chloe Watkins and Anna O’Flanagan celebrate winning the penalty shoot-out in their World Cup semi-final against Spain in August. Photograph: Sandra Mailer/Inpho

They’re most probably still perched on cloud nine after the summer they experienced, but it’s back down to earth this weekend for a clutch of Ireland’(...)

Can’t bear to look: Hockey fans watch Ireland’s drubbing at the hands of the Netherlands in the World Cup final on Sunday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

Like London buses you wait ages for a big hockey match – and then two come along at once. Just 24 hours after gathering for a Hockey World Cup semi-f(...)

Ireland hockey players Nicola Evans, Yvonne O’Byrne,  Zoe Wilson, Katie Mullan and Hannah Matthews celebrating their quarter-final win over India on Thursday. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Before this week many of the Irish public might have thought short corners were something dodgy tradesmen cut to finish the jobs more quickly. But no(...)

Music teachers said they were “very please” with the exam. Photo: iStock

Small and subtle changes on this year’s higher-level music paper allowed students to think clearly, while the stronger students were given the opportu(...)

Main Street in Swords. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swords was founded by St Colmcille in 560. The saint called the north Co Dublin town Sord, meaning clear, and in this sense pure of faith or pure wate(...)

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