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 Dara Donnelly with Jean Mitton and Angela Heath preparing for ‘Women at the Helm’. Hosted by Irish Sailing, the inaugural Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta takes place this weekend  at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A glance at the line-up of sailors and events for next summer’s Tokyo Olympics offers a glimpse of the future idyll for the sport of sailing: equal nu(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

Naomi Osaka has had the good fortune to come to prominence right as the Olympic cycle warms up for Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Is the money getting better for women in elite sport? Yes. Is there still only one woman (Serena Williams) in the list of the 100 highest-paid sportsp(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “I’m not saying that’s just tough for us. I think all the teams have tight turnarounds at stages.”

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has highlighted a player welfare issue that promises to have a major impact at the World Cup in Japan. World Rugby have kept(...)

Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug and his grandmother Emily Scanlon during his homecoming to Offaly after winning the British Open at Portrush. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Absolutely,” is the reply from Shane Lowry when asked if he’d carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo next year. Lowry’s win (...)

A Chinese Xian H-6 jet bomber allegedly attempting to violate Japanese air space on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA/Japanese defence ministry

Russian and Chinese bombers have carried out the countries’ first joint long-range air patrol in Asia, spooking regional rivals and drawing warning sh(...)

A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarised and appeared to have planned the attack. (Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/AFP/Getty Images

A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and (...)

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland  plans to impose stricter rules that will stop providers promising “fibre” in their broadband adverts when the connections still rely on ageing copper lines

Irish telcos may soon face a clampdown on how they market their broadband products amid a spike in complaints about so-called “fake fibre” adverts. T(...)

Christine, Lily and Denis Cadogan at Mount Takao in Japan.

Denis Cadogan is a private school teacher in Tokyo, Japan. He moved there in 2016 after spending time in China, Australia and New Zealand, and li(...)

Derek Allgood, Ebay’s vice-president of international customer experience: “We’re going to get smarter, for Ireland specifically we’re going to grow.”

“Our CEO says we are the good guys.” Ebay’s Derek Allgood is happy with his move to the auction website. “We’re not undermining other high-street busi(...)

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