Ireland’s  Eddie Dunbar. He showed strong form recently when he was fifth on a stage and seventh overall in the Tour de La Provence. Photograph:  Luc Claessen/Getty Images

Although the organisers of the Rás Tailteann made the difficult decision last week not to run the world-ranked race this year due to slow progress in (...)

 Conor Dunne: he  has spent much of his career working for others, but stepped things up last year when he took the national title with a superb breakaway effort.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

With the competitive year ramping up, Irish riders have got their season underway in various events. National champion Conor Dunne showed strongly t(...)