The campaign by Sport England urges women of all sizes and shapes to get active. Photograph: Still from This Girl Can video/Sport England

It’s hard to resist a jiggle to Missy Elliott’s Get Ur Freak On, which made it the perfect backing track for Sport England’s latest bid to get women u(...)

The Federation of Irish Sport believes tax breaks for sporting programmes will provide pathways for future stars. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Tax breaks for sporting programmes might be a way of replacing the potential loss of funding from a ban on alcohol sponsorship in sport, Oireachtas(...)

Some of the success stories: Men’s 50km walk gold medallist at the World Championships Robert Heffernan on his return to Dublin in August; Ireland’s boxing medalists at the London Olympics John Joe Nevin, Katie Taylor, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan and the women’s rugby Six Nations Championship team celebrate their Grand Slam victory in Milan. Photographs: Donall Farmer and Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No one ever has or ever will be able to put an accurate price on the cost of success in sport, which is good thing, because it spares countries an exp(...)

The Government has allocated ‘several million’ to complete the National Indoor Arena at the Sports Campus at Abbotstown. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) has described as “grim” a reduction of some €3.1 million in core sports funding for 2014 - amounting to over seven(...)

Irish teenagers crave junk food but don’t feel they are eating badly or are overweight, according to a new survey.

Irish teenagers crave junk food but don’t feel they are eating badly or are overweight, according to a new survey.Three in five young people eat fast (...)

Minister of State Michael Ring: organisations often feel they don’t have the funds or support to bid for an international event. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government should set up an organisation to support the bidding and staging of major international sporting events, Minister of State for Tourism (...)

Dylan McGrath, Jim McGuinness and Chris O’Dowd at the launch of Arthur Guinness Projects, a major new cultural initiative that will champion Ireland’s talent and creativity. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Guinness has unveiled a €3 million funding scheme for innovative Irish projects in arts, sports, music and food.The Arthur Guinness Projects will off(...)

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