Michael Conlan lost on a split decision  to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin in the quarter-finals of the bantamweight division in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Games.  Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images

A major investigation into boxing at the 2016 Olympic Games has identified seven to 10 suspicious matches where bout manipulation is likely to have ta(...)

The company, which operates in the Tomsk Oblast in Russia, said the well has shown virtually no decline since the start of production. File photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Irish oil and gas exploration company PetroNeft said it has seen “encouraging” production from the Cheremshanskoye field, providing it with strong ope(...)

The IOC has said to Russia: fill in all those holes in the walls and floors where you swapped dirty urine samples for clean samples, cleanse yourself of all the corrupt scientists and officials, and then come join us for this summer’s garden party in Tokyo. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

All this talk of Covid and the Olympics, but did you see the white flag go up? Do you realise the dopers have won? Do you know the war on drugs is ove(...)

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Photograph: Handout/Navalny team Youtube page/AFP via Getty Images

The US and EU have imposed sanctions on Russian officials accused of playing a role in poisoning and jailing Russia’s most prominent opposition politi(...)

There is change at the top of oil and gas explorer Petroneft.

Petroneft, the Irish oil and gas explorer, said on Monday that its chairman, David Golder, is to retire from the board with immediate effect. Mr Gold(...)

A protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St Petersburg, Russia, on January 31st. Photograph: AP Photo/Valentin Egorshin

Russia has expelled three European diplomats for allegedly joining protests in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, as EU foreign policy c(...)

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Oil and gas exploration company PetroNeft said it is continuing discussions on its covertible loan facility that matured at the end of Decemeber. Th(...)

Students in Ireland are performing at a relatively high level in maths and science, according to an international study. Photograph: iStock

Students across the island of Ireland are the top performers in maths across the European Union at both primary and second level, according to a major(...)

German authorities say missing Wirecard executive Jan Marsalek, who vanished just as the digital payments company collapsed, may be an informer for Austria’s intelligence agency. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

German authorities say a missing Wirecard manager, who vanished just as the digital payments company collapsed, may be an informer for Austria’s intel(...)

David Golder, chairman of Petroneft Resources, is optimistic about the year ahead, despite pandemic related challenges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Petroneft said on Friday that while Covid-19 has presented challenges to the world’s energy markets, the oil and gas exploration and production compan(...)

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