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Elliot Giles, in his Air Zoom Victory spikes, ran the second-fastest indoor 800m in history last week. File photograph: Getty Images

When the double Olympic 1500m medallist Nick Willis first tried athletics’ super spikes last month, they didn’t feel wildly different. A bit more cush(...)

 Marcus Rashford has been awarded an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: PA

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has been made an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the coronavirus pandem(...)

A dejected Sonia O’Sullivan after failing to qualify for the 5,000m final in the World Athletics Championships in Athens in 1997. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

I remember there were some wooden picnic tables, covered with red-and-white tablecloths, with a great big umbrella in the middle to offer some shade f(...)

Business on wheels: Dublin Chamber of Commerce  members out for charity spin

Thirty-five members of business group Dublin Chamber of Commerce will embark on a 650km cycling trek on Friday, with hopes of raising €20,000 for the (...)

On hand to wish cyclist Joanne Hession, right,   a safe journey were, from left, Mary Rose Burke  and Anne O’Leary, all from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Some 36 members of Dublin Chamber of Commerce hope to raise €25,000 from the organisation’s fourth charity cycle across France from Biarritz on the Ba(...)

Grant Thornton’s office on City Quay: “The underlying economic success we are achieving is being frustrated by the consequence of almost-full employment.” Photograph: Tom Honan

The march to full employment is more threatening to businesses in Ireland than Brexit, according to Grant Thornton’s latest International Business rep(...)

Brendan Foster: “I come from a practical world and I want things to work.” Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A true-blue Dub, Dublin Chamber of Commerce president Brendan Foster is intensely proud of his Cabra upbringing and the fact he shares an alma mater w(...)

Dublin Chamber chief executive Mary Rose Burke, Grant Thornton partner Brendan Foster and Bord na Mona chief executive Mike Quinn. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Single objections to planning permission are halting key infrastructure projects, the chief executive, of Bord na Móna, Mike Quinn, told a Dublin Cham(...)

Thomas Barr on his way to fourth place in the Olympic 400 metres hurdles final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

All through my athletics career, September was the month of reflection. It was closing time on the season, and with that came the sense things were ab(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake running the route of the London Marathon while strapped to a treadmill at the International Space Station. Photo: European Space Agency/PA Wire

There is, needless to say, a part of you that feels guiltily inadequate when you’re sitting on the couch eating your jumbo breakfast roll, when men an(...)

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