Alex Thomson

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A spokesman for the New IRA, the organisation responsible for the murder in Derry earlier this year of the 29-year-old journalist, Lyra McKee, speaking on Channel 4 News. Photograph: Channel 4 News

The New IRA has said that it would consider attacking any Border infrastructure installed as a result of Brexit, and those manning such infrastructure(...)

Triple ICRA Class one champion skipper John Maybury at the wheel of his J109 yacht Joker II on Dublin Bay. The Royal Irish Yacht Club helmsman is among 28 in the running for the Irish Sailor of the Year award tonight at the RDS in Dublin. Photo: David O’Brien

Offshore sailing exploits are expected to feature strongly on Friday night in Dublin at the presentation of the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards where 28 s(...)

The Open 60 entry Hugo Boss skippered by Alex Thompson with Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary during the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A new initiative to unlock Ireland’s potential as a world sailing hub was announced this week and is already drawing interest from the country’s scatt(...)

 British Sailor Alex Thomson (left) and Royal Cork’s Nicholas O’Leary, who has announced a Vendee Globe campaign for 2020, will race together in next month’s 605-nautical mile Fastnet Race.

Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Nicholas O’Leary has launched a Vendée Globe 2020 campaign and as part of the build-up the Crosshaven sailor will compete in n(...)

Alex Thomson, skipper of Hugo Boss, dismasted off Brazil.

Two years after a putsch against the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) a new five-year strategic plan has put the association on a new tack. It comes a(...)

Pro-union protestors wave union flags  during a demonstration at George Square. Photograph: Cathal MacNaughton/Reuters

Six people have been arrested after trouble flared in Glasgow city centre last night following the referendum result.Crowds gathered in George Square (...)