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  Eddie Dunbar during the  UCI Road World Championships in 2019: racing cyclist says his training has gone perfectly ahead of the Olympics road race. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

In a normal year it is easy to know which riders will shine in a major competition held six days after the Tour de France: those who did the Tour. The(...)

Track cyclist  Shannon McCurley. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Age: 29 Event: Women’s Madison Born in Melbourne, her father from Belfast and mother from Dublin, in 2016 McCurley became the first Irish woman to q(...)

Mark Downey of Ireland celebrates winning a bronze medal at the  Track Cycling World Championships in 2019. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Age: 25 Event: Men’s Madison From Dromore in Co Down, Downey hails from a family steeped in cycling, his father Seamus also competed in the Olympics(...)

Felix English celebrates after winning the Men’s Scratch race at the 2019 Track Cycling World Cup. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Age: 28 Event: Men’s Madison. Born in Brighton, to a family of strong Dublin connections, English is a no stranger to success both on the road and o(...)

Pitkin County volunteer election official John Ortega (left), guides a voter as he drops his ballot after voting in person on the first day of early voting at the Aspen Jewish Community Center earlier this week. Photograph: Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times/AP

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in in(...)

Led by chief executive Alan Walsh, IPL Plastics has factories in the Republic, Canada, the US, the UK, Europe and China.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Madison Dearborn looks poised to buy IPL Plastics after the Irish-Canadian manufacturer’s shareholders backed a €356 million sale to the US investor. (...)

 IPL Plastics CEO Alan Walsh. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Given that two-thirds of shareholders have to vote for it at the end of next month, it would be wrong to say that IPL Plastic’s €356 million sale to U(...)

IPL chief executive Alan Walsh  Photograph: Dave Meehan

IPL Plastics is a step closer to a €356 million sale to US investor Madison Dearborn after likely bidders decided against offering a higher price for (...)

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq scaled new highs on Monday as a gain in Apple shares and US approval for the emergency use of blood plasma in Covid-19 patients lifted treatment hopes and spurred bets of a quicker economic recovery. File photograph: Richard Drew/AP

European stocks marked their best day in nearly two weeks on Monday as signs of progress in developing a Covid-19 treatment offset fears about a resur(...)

This New York studio apartment is close to Central Park.

McPeake Auctioneers is seeking €355,000 for a three-bedroom end-of-terrace house in the Hollywoodrath new housing development in Hollystown, Dublin 15(...)

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