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Carissa Moore of Team United States during a practice session at Tsurigaskai Surfing Beach on Thursday, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

CARISSA MOORE Age: 28 Event: Surfing Country: United States Olympic Medals: 0 Surfing is among the four sports making their Olympic debuts in Tokyo –(...)

US markets were mixed on Thursday as a report showed jobless claims increased last week while the country still reckons with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and yields on safe-haven assets such as US treasuries were little changed.

European stocks rose for a third session on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) pledged to keep interest rates at record lows for even lon(...)

In one case an unknown male’s DNA was found at the scene of seven burglaries in Dublin between 2014 and 2020. File photograph: Getty

Green plant material seized by gardaí last year turned out to be a synthetic imitation of cannabis linked to poisoning deaths in the UK and Sweden. (...)

 Ireland’s Eilish Flanagan running in the women’s U-23 race at the 2019 Euro Cross Country. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 24 Event: 3,000m Steeplechase Club: Carmen Runners AC Enjoyed a great season at Adams State in the US, setting a new Northern Irish 3,000m ste(...)

 Ireland’s Andrew Coscoran in action at this year’s European Athletics Indoor Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 25 Event: 1,500m Club: Star of the Sea AC Raced in five different countries from May in his pursuit of Olympic qualification, rounded off by (...)

 Light heavyweight Emmet Brennan. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Age: 30 Weight: 81kg Club: Dublin Docklands The light heavyweight was the last of Ireland’s seven boxers to qualify from Paris. Brennan had to (...)

Concerns about higher inflation and rising Covid-19 infections causing a slowdown have weighed on investors’ minds this week. File Photograph: Getty

Global shares edged lower while US Treasury yields hovered near multi-month lows on Friday. Concerns about surging Covid-19 cases weighed on sentimen(...)

Swedish airline Amapola Flyg will begin flying the Dublin Airport-Donegal State-subsidised service from the end of the month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Swedish airline Amapola Flyg will begin flying the Dublin Airport-Donegal State-subsidised service, lost when Stobart Air folded, from the end of the (...)

A digital euro will be a means of payment that gives holders a claim against the ECB – like banknotes and coins, but in digital format. Photograph: iStock

The European Central Bank (ECB) gave the green light on Wednesday to a multi-year project to create a digital version of the euro. An electronic equi(...)

The ECB’s Governing Council on Wednesday formally gave the go-ahead to the investigation phase of the project, which should last 24 months and be followed by three years of implementation. Image: iStock

The European Central Bank took a first step on Wednesday towards launching a digital version of the euro, part of a global drive to meet growing dema(...)

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