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Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

 Usain Bolt celebrating winning the men’s 200m final at the National stadium as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

They say every generation throws a superstar up the pop charts. An Ali. Pele. And just like that a Usain Bolt. Unlike most people, not everything abo(...)

Jamaica’s Michael Frater, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter and Usain Bolt posing with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the men’s 4x100m relay at the National stadium as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Photo: Getty Images

Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals after it was confirmed that his 4 x 100 metres relay team-mate Nesta Carter tested(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finishline to win the men’s 4x100m relay. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Usain Bolt made it a triple-triple, leading Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metre relay Friday night and winning a third gold medal for the third cons(...)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt holds out his arm with a sticking plaster on during a press conference in London ahead of the Anniversary Games. Photo: Justin Talliss/Getty Images

Now might not be the best time to talk about the jinx which apparently comes with making the front cover of Sports Illustrated, although here is a gen(...)

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter returned an anti-doping violation for the banned stimulant Methylhexanamine after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Beijing Games. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Jamaican Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Nesta Carter has returned an anti-doping violation for the banned stimulant Methylhexanamine after the r(...)

Natalya Coyle: “Everyone expects and is convinced that I have already qualified. ‘When are you going to Rio? Will you win a medal?’ But it’s fine. I know I am giving this my all.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Natalya Coyle has learned to smile and say thanks when people wish her luck in Rio. Sometimes, it’s just too complicated to explain that she hasn’t ac(...)

Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)

Justin Gatlin has vowed to boycott the BBC and British media over their coverage of his 100m showdown with Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: PA

The world 100m silver medallist, Justin Gatlin, has vowed to boycott the BBC and other British media at the championships in protest at their “biased”(...)

Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt cross the finish line  in Beijing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Never has 100 metres of running added up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Never has 9.79 seconds felt like such an eternity. And even if Usa(...)

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