Pat Hickey speaking during the closing ceremony of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Thursday’s gathering of Ireland’s Olympic sporting families at the Conrad hotel in Dublin is billed as an historic night even if there is a nagging se(...)

Sarah Keane: “I do believe that there are changes required in relation to how the [OCI] board operated.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The mother of three, who lives and works in Dublin, has never been one to shirk a fight in the boardroom or in the courts. Even her initial move int(...)

William O’Brien is looking to remain in his role in the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Acting president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) William O’Brien has admitted to travelling business class to the Rio Olympics while athletes(...)

Olympic rower Sinéad Lynch is taking a break from the sport this year. Photograph: Inpho.

The surge in the numbers coming into rowing will be reflected at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the the University of Limerick on Saturday. (...)

Team Ireland’s chef de mission Sonia O’Sullivan during the London  Olympic Games in 2010. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Not many people like to go swimming with sharks, especially not voluntarily, although that’s exactly what about 5,000 of us did last weekend at the Lo(...)

Team Ireland’s chef de mission for Rio 2016 Kevin Kilty, current interim president of the Olympic Council of Ireland William O’Brien and then OCI president Pat Hickey sitting together at the Baku European Games in 2015. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At the close of business on Wednesday the names of candidates seeking officer positions and the presidency of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) wil(...)

 Pat Hickey  outside his home in Castleknock on Monday after his return from four months in Brazil. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Though Pat Hickey has finally left Brazil, it is a case of gone but by no means forgotten as far as the country’s authorities are concerned. Brazilia(...)

Former OCI President Pat Hickey outside his home in Castleknock, Co Dublin, on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Pat Hickey posed for photographs outside his home in Castleknock, Dublin, on Monday after his return home from Rio on Sunday. The former president of(...)

Buses drive through Syrian government-controlled crossing on the  outskirts of Aleppo on Sunday during an evacuation  of rebel fighters and civilians. Photograph: AFP

1. EU Commission ‘exceeded its powers’ in Apple tax case The Government has moved to pre-empt the expected publication of the full EU Commission ruli(...)

Pat Hickey: “I have returned to Ireland where I will undergo ongoing medical treatment under the care of my medical consultant.” File photograph: AFP

Pat Hickey has arrived back in Dublin after almost five months in Brazil, once again reiterating his innocence in relation to alleged ticket-touting a(...)

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