Under additional pandemic curbs introduced earlier this week the need to show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate was broadened to cover gyms, leisure centres and hotels

Irish gyms have seen widespread cancellations of membership from unvaccinated customers following changes to the Covid-19 restrictions, with some gym (...)

New research suggests that rugby players are more likely to suffer from depression when compared to non-contact athletes. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Retired professional ruby players were more likely to be depressed, anxious and irritable compared to amateur players or non-contact athletes, new re(...)

The chief executive of Leopardstown has admitted a crowd of 1,000 is likely for Irish Champions Weekend. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The chief executive of Leopardstown racecourse is holding out hope that up to 5,000 people might be allowed attend Irish Champions Weekend although he(...)

Katie McCabe: “We have come a long way. The relationship between ourselves and the FAI is absolutely fine. We are in a good place now.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Katie McCabe glides around subjects, from Pride Month to life at Arsenal to equal pay, in the same nimble fashion she captains the Republic of Ireland(...)

Japan’s Naomi Osaka lights the Olympics Flame during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Japan. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

In May of last year the newspaper USA Today ran a story headlined “Fact Check: Opening ceremony of London 2012 didn’t predict pandemic.” It was a yea(...)

Depending on age and other profiles, most journalists will have had at least one vaccine dose by the time they are due to travel via the normal State rollout. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Irish journalists accredited to cover the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer look set to benefit from additional Covid-19 vaccines supplied throu(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan, James Tracy and Ed Byrne celebrate winning a penalty in the Champions Cup quarter-final between Exeter Chiefs and Leinster at Sandy Park, Exeter on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On balance, La Rochelle away is probably the second-toughest semi-final draw Leinster could have faced other than Toulouse away. Hence, in all probabi(...)

The Aviva Stadium, at Lansdowne Road in Dublin, which is due to host European Championship games this summer. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland could lose the four European Championship games to be hosted in Dublin this year due to coronavirus-linked bans on spectators, Ministers have (...)

Jonathan Hill: “As to whether Uefa would be happy if 9, 10, 15,000 fans were all Irish, I think they’d be very, very happy with that, so they can have Dublin as one of the 12 cities.”

Amid all the ongoing uncertainty and despite so many politicians having been made to regret their predictions regarding the progress of this pandemic(...)

Dr Cillian De Gascun is a member of Nphet and director of the national virus laboratory. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dr Cillian de Gascun is a movie buff. The banner picture on his Twitter handle is the billboard advertisement for Amity Island in Jaws, where a graffi(...)

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