FAI headquarters at Abbotstown: Governance was the issue that framed it as a ramshackle organisation. Governance was the issue that brought it to collapse and financial ruin. Now governance is central to causing fatal conflict and division. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Survivors of the protracted and messy collapse of The House of Hick aka the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), feel especially brazen about understandi(...)

Billy Morton with his Santry shovel in 1958.

“Gentlemen,” the small man began, “grass is on the way out”. Knowledge of sport is no excuse for a lack of imagination, or vice versa, and Billy Mort(...)

Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

Michelle Smith of Ireland celebrates after winning the 400m freestyle event during the 1996 Olympic Games. Photograph: Allsport

Atlanta in 1996 and we brought the Friday to a close watching the opening ceremony in a bar. Francis Barrett, the first Traveller to carry the Irish f(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross at Fernhill Gardens, Sandyford in his former constituency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mattie McGrath no longer stays over at Shane Ross’s house. The recently re-elected Tipperary TD and freshly defeated south Dublin Minister were once (...)

Now the transformation is complete, all 36 sporting member federations of the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) approving two amendments to the cons(...)

File photograph of Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The supreme court in Brazil appears to have cleared the way for a hearing of proceedings involving Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council(...)

 The Ireland team celebrate with their silver medals following the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup final. Photograph: Kate McShane/Getty Images

Hockey Ireland will receive one third of an additional €1.5 million funding announced on Monday for Olympic and major competition preparations . The (...)

 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 (...)

Be One Inspire One event attendees cited unconscious bias and failure to be credited for work done among their concerns in relation to equality in the workplace.

The timing of women’s networking event Be One Inspire One in referendum week couldn’t be more apt, for Alison Cowzer, managing director of The Company(...)

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