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Ireland celebrate with their silver medals after their field hockey World Cup final loss to the Netherlands. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

On the face of it the additional €500,000 for Hockey Ireland on top of the 2018 allocation is a winner for the sport and particularly the women’s nati(...)

 The Irish Hockey team  following their reception at City Hall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Hockey will be awarded a six-figure funding boost as part of an additional €1.5 million being announced for Olympic preparations on Monday. Minister (...)

Musicians playing at a St Patrick’s Day event in Tokyo. Photograph: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Japan

As part of his practice regime for this month’s Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, Taro Nagata hauls his fiddle up into the Alps in Nagano Prefecture in centr(...)

Not a real cat: robot cat Ballon at the Underground Maker Festival in Tokyo. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

In numbers: Pepperoni profit 8.2 million Number of pizzas sold by the chain Domino’s during the Fifa World Cup (despite the fact that the final was (...)

In contrast with rival efforts, the Tokyo biohybrid can “live” and function in a  bottle for over a week before it degrades

Science fiction has warned us, repeatedly and enthusiastically, about men like Shoji Takeuchi. A well-meaning genius creates an innocent-looking inven(...)

Members of the Ireland women’s hockey team, Emily Beatty and Anna O’Flanagan, with head coach Graham Shaw, pictured with Katie Smith (12), Kildare on a visit to  Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Tuesday. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

The chief executive of Sport Northern Ireland has said it is frustrating that the absence of a minister means additional funding for the all-island ho(...)

Ireland’s Finn Lynch on his way to winning the first race in the Gold fleet for the Laser event at the Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 at Aarhus, Denmark.Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

In a thrilling opening to the Gold fleet series for the Laser class at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Denmark, Ireland’s Finn Lynch served (...)

The Irish women’s hockey team had a meeting with  Minister for Sport Shane Ross in which he promised them additional funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minster for Sport Shane Ross has said he will clarify what proportion of a €1.5 million cash boost to Irish sport will be made available to hockey in (...)

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross has been urged to  re-examine the funding of Irish hockey in the wake of this week’s success. Photograph: Sandra Mailer/Inpho

A civic reception will be held in Dublin on Monday for the Irish women’s hockey team after their historic silver medal in the World Cup. A special ev(...)

Tokyo stocks slipped  as Washington threatened to raise tariffs on Chinese goods. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

A fresh escalation of trade war concerns unsettled Asian and European stock markets, although Apple once again provided support for US equity indices (...)

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