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Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with president Donald Trump on January 6th, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

January 6th: Donald Trump, refusing to accept his defeat in the US presidential election, holds a rally outside the White House, urging his supporters(...)

Kellie Harrington celebrates with her coaches   Zaur Antia and  John Conlan following her gold medal win. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Kellie Harrington is a giver, says John Conlan. Nothing will change the experience of Rio and how disgracefully his son Michael was treated in 2016.(...)

Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan rowed their way to gold in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Show me the medals. Gold medals preferably, them being the first and seemingly true measure of success on this Olympic stage every four years or in th(...)

Aidan Walsh with his bronze medal and sister Michaela Walsh, a fellow member of Ireland’s boxing team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

From the ashes of Rio, it is not a leap of faith to say high performance director Bernard Dunne and his coaching crew have transformed a boxing landsc(...)

Cork’s Jack O’Connor charges through the Dublin defence during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

My routine when I landed into Croke Park was always one of structure and process. I was a creature of habit. I got security from whatever nuggets of f(...)

 Aidan Walsh poses with his bronze medal during the victory ceremony at   Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Photograph: Luis Robayo/Pool/Getty Images

It was confirmed at the medal ceremony for Aidan Walsh that the Irish welterweight sustained a fracture in his ankle when he celebrated his bronze med(...)

Kellie Anne Harrington celebrates after securing a bronze medal by defeating    Algeria’s Imane Khelif in the  lightweight  (57-60kg) quarter-final at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty

With Kellie Harrington’s towering sense of achievement in becoming the second Irish woman after Katie Taylor to win an Olympic boxing medal came an ac(...)

Billy Walsh consoles Kurt Walker after his defeat in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every Olympic boxing bout ends in emotional overflow, depending on which arm is raised, this one ending in some bittersweet symphony too. Kurt Walker(...)

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There is no one look of loss on the face of an Olympic medal hope. They all look on it differently, some torn between shock and surprise, others betwe(...)

Ireland’s Aidan Walsh in action against Mervin Clair  of Mauritius in the men’s welterweight quarter-final at the Kokugikan Arena in  Tokyo. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Irish boxer Aidan Walsh has been forced to withdraw from his welterweight semi-final bout against Britain’s Pat McCormack due to injury and settle for(...)

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