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 Trainer Jessica Harrington has been named The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2017.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Leading horse trainer Jessica Harrington has been crowned The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2017. A memorable year for the (...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: When in doubt, just forget. Photograph: Tom Honan

At the very outset – and let me be absolutely clear about this – I had no hand, act or part in the erection of last week’s column. I did not commissi(...)

Shane Ross has said Ireland can still win its bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. File photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

The Government has insisted Ireland can still secure the Rugby World Cup in 2023, despite the World Rugby Technical Review Group endorsing South Afric(...)

Minister of State for Tourism Brendan Griffin: Brexit should “not be a reason to give up on the UK” market. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

Fáilte Ireland, the State tourism authority, plans to fight to stem the decline in British tourist numbers to Ireland. It has also launched a “Get Br(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is seeking to change the law to impose a mandatory ban for every driver caught under the influence. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Controversial proposals to have a mandatory driving ban for all motorists caught over the alcohol limit will not be diluted, Minister for Transport Sh(...)

The Ride Atlantic Way cyclists at the Auburn Lodge, Ennis Co Clare. Facing the camera are Councillor Bill Chamber, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, and Colm Collins, Clare football manager.

A campaigner is aiming to raise €30,000 to support the prevention of suicide by cycling the Wild Atlantic Way – from Co Cork to Co Derry. Led by Clar(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Fine Gael parliamentary party that all officeholders would be subjected to a whip when the Dáil votes on the proposals from Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that he expects Ministers of State to support the Government’s controversial proposals to automatically ban anyon(...)

The Bill, brought forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross, will still proceed to the Dáil in the autumn. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Proposals to automatically ban anyone found to be over the legal drink-driving limit from the roads were opposed by six Ministers at yesterday’s Cabin(...)

Minister for Sport Paschal Donohoe , Brian O’Driscoll, bid ambassador, Taoiseach Enda Kenny , and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring, at a photocall for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has warned the Government against committing €320 million of public money to support Ireland’s bid to host the Rugby Wor(...)

 The Bill would introduce an automatic three-month driving ban on all motorists found under the influence of alcohol. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is set to give Fine Gael TDs a free vote on new legislation to automatically put drink-drivers off the road. The decision will(...)

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