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Michael McKillop credits his wife Nicole with helping him transform his attitude to running and enjoy himself on the track. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Two years ago Michael McKillop watched the medal presentation at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, the first time he hadn’t been on the(...)

 Shane O’Leary  of Canada is tackled by the USA’s Nate Augspurger during a  Rugby World Cup qualifier in Hamilton, Canada in 2017. “I am still keen to play for a few more years and get to a World Cup with Canada with a more prominent role.” Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

The Rouen Normandie players alighted from the coach in Biarritz 10 hours and 45 minutes after setting out that morning at 9am to fulfil their final fi(...)

Dublin have won the last 10 Leinster football championships, and 15 of the last 16. File photograph: Inpho

A grey Thursday, an afternoon Zoom, three interested parties. One subject that won’t go away. The Dubs and money, money and The Dubs. As if January wa(...)

In Northern Ireland last year, the PSNI recorded 2,036 sexual offences against under 18s; 472 of these were against children.

In the small playground of St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh the boisterous sound of children playing fills the air. Children in (...)

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney  leaving Leinster House  after appearing infront of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Aidan Crawle

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has been accused of a “craven leprechaun performance” for his conduct in front of the Oireachtas Committee investigat(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The year 2018 was brilliant – bring on the 2019 season. The All-Ireland Youth and Open Regatta is just over a week away. The event, on Saturday, Septe(...)

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minster for Culture Josepha Madigan, and Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture Youth and Sport at the inaugural Creative Ireland Forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwell

National cultural institutions and infrastructure such as the National Library and Abbey Theatre can expect to see their biggest capital investment si(...)

 Conor McGregor  on stage  on July 13, 2017 in Brooklyn. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Let’s pretend we don’t know what this alleged documentary on Conor McGregor is for. Let’s pretend there’s some doubt that it is aimed solely at those (...)

USA boxing coach Billy Walsh at Sport Ireland HPX conference in Dublin.  Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

This was a convention you could come to and hear Skibbereen and Michael Phelps mentioned in the same breath. It was one where Billy Walsh aired his h(...)

Sport Ireland chairman Kieran Mulvey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey and its current president Sarah Keane. Photographs: Collins/The Irish Times

The thrust of many questions at the Oireachtas committee meeting to consider the Moran Report revolved around how former OCI president Pat Hickey surv(...)

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