Eamon Crosbie’s Discovery 55 Pamela has returned to port in Gran Canaria. Photograph: David O’Brien

A new wave of Irish offshore sailing campaigns went on show in Dublin this week when four separate round-the-world campaigns set out their next ocean-(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy on Turn the Tide on Plastic during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Photograph: Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race

It is as if the end of the main hurricane season released a pent-up horde of escapists from the oncoming European winter season. Such has been the tra(...)

The club  has long since entered Dublin night time folklore and has amassed the massive cash pile over the years as a result of its enduring popularity. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin night-club Copper Face Jacks has seen accumulated profits rise to €72 million in 2016. The company that operates Copper Face Jacks on Dublin’(...)

Annalise Murphy on board  Turn the Tide on Plastic during leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph:   Jen Edney/Volvo Ocean Race

This is weird. We finished racing at the weekend but still after a week at sea I’m not sleeping properly. I keep waking every four hours as if we’re s(...)

 Team Vestas 11th Tour Racing arrive to Lisbon as they finish and win   Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: EPA

After six days at sea and an elongated leg over 1,450 nautical miles, Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing team won the Volvo Ocean Race first st(...)

“OCI accepts that these contracts were enforceable as between the parties and that THG fully intended performing its contractual obligations,” said the OCI statement.

The language of the Olympic Council of Ireland’s (OCI) statement on their severance with contracted Olympic ticket reselling company THG is polite leg(...)

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With three weeks remaining before the start of this year’s 72,000km Volvo Ocean Race, future plans for the event originally known as the Whitbread Rou(...)

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(...)

Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates winning her bout against Sofya Ochigava of Russia. Photograph:  Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Throughout the week, on our amble through memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen over the past 30 years, we went from 50 to 11 - no(...)

Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

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