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Cork-born Aoife Hoitink, with Dutch husband Rob and daughter Saoirse; they live in Switzerland.

Aoife Hoitink is originally from Mallow, Co Cork, but now lives in Switzerland with her Dutch husband, Rob, and daughter Saoirse. “Through work with a(...)

It is estimated that between 1580 and 1630 about 50,000 people were condemned to death for witchcraft across Europe, of whom about 80 per cent were women. Photograph: The Print Collector/Getty Images

The Catalan parliament has passed a resolution to pardon up to 1,000 people – the majority of them women – condemned for the crime of witchcraft 400 y(...)

Will Hickey in action for St Michael’s during the 2020 Leinster Cup. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Impressive Hickey Former age-grade Irish internationals enjoyed some notable achievements over the weekend in a European rugby context. Will Hickey (...)

A UN police officer escorts an armoured car of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Mali  during a night patrol in Timbuktu on December 8th. Photograph:  Florent Vergnes/AFP via Getty Images

On his arrival in the Saharan Malian town of Timbuktu in 2013 to celebrate its liberation from Islamists with the help of French forces, France’s then(...)

Ireland’s Nick Timoney is tackled by Argentina’s   Nicolas Sanchez and Matias Moroni during the recent autumn international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

For a slow-burning player who took his time in getting there, Dubliner Nick Timoney has been showing those around Ravenhill Road he’s been worth the w(...)

Liam Jegou was the first Irish athlete to be officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Canoe Ireland

Every Olympic journey is marked by a beginning, middle and end, only for Liam Jegou it feels like there’s been a lot more in between. The first Irish (...)

 Liam Jegou in action at the 2019   Canoe Slalom World Championships. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Age: 25 Event: C1 Canoe Slalom Club: CADPA Huningue Born in Brittany to a French father and an Irish mother, Jegou spent five years of his childhoo(...)

 Spain’s players celebrate after winning the shootout against Switzerland. Photograph: Getty Images

Switzerland 1 Spain 1 (Spain win 3-1 on penalties) This time, penalties were a bridge too far for Switzerland. They took Spain all the way, riding th(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey as he crosses the finish line during the 21st and last stage of the 2020 Tour de France. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Getty Images

Seán Kelly was in the middle of his best-ever season when he had a brutal crash in the Tour of Switzerland. “I went over a wall on a descent,” he tol(...)

Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique leads his team’s  training session at Ciudad del Futbol in Madrid last Tuesday. Photograph: Pablo Garcia/EPA

GROUP D: SPAIN v SWEDEN Kick-off Monday, 8pm Venue Estadio de La Cartuja On TV Live on RTÉ2 Spain’s preparations for Monday’s Euro 2020 opener with S(...)

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