Dr Una May, Sport Ireland’s head of anti-doping and director of ethics and participation. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Intercounty players will have gone six months without a single anti-doping test by the time collective training resumes in September, and until then t(...)

Ray Walker: the Carlow footballer decided not to appeal his four-year suspension for a doping offence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Confirmation that Carlow footballer Ray Walker is not appealing his four-year suspension for a doping offence has brought swift closure to a case whic(...)

Carlow footballer Ray Walker has released a statement denying he intentionally took any banned substance after receiving a four-year ban. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Blaming an anti-inflammatory medication and a lack of anti-doping education, Carlow footballer Ray Walker has admitted he inadvertently returned a pos(...)

The construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph:   The Irish Times.

Construction workers picketed the new National Children’s Hospital on Friday as part of a protest over alleged “bogus work practices” happening on the(...)

A subcontractor on the €10 million expansion of Euronext Dublin (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange), Aintree Construction Limited, employed the workers and had let them go

A dispute involving a group of bricklayers working on a project at Euronext Dublin and their employer, Aintree Construction Limited, has been resolved(...)

Sport Ireland undertook 1,112 anti-doping test in 2018, with just one adverse finding. Photograph:  Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images

Anti-doping in sport will always be a game of cops and robbers, and Irish rugby is now second on the most wanted list. Testing on rugby players in 201(...)

According to their 2019 Anti-Doping annual report, now in its 19th year, of the 1,112 tests carried out by Sport Ireland only one came back with an adverse result. Photograph: Inpho

Once again anti-doping in sport comes across as a sort of stand-off between the statistics and the truth, and the latest report from Sport Ireland wou(...)

Project Sums, a free maths grinds club in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

For many of us it’s a badge of honour to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.” Yet, says Dr Pádraig Kirwan, head of W(...)

Kerry’s Brendan O’Sullivan was handed a suspension of just 21 weeks after a positive test for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine that he claimed was contained in fat-burning   supplement.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s come too late for Kerry footballer Brendan O’Sullivan but the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have recalled the entire range of Falcon La(...)

Dr Crokes’ Johnny Buckley runs into South Kerry traffic during the Kerry SFC Final at  Austin Stack Park in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dr Crokes 0-17 South Kerry 1-12 Dr Crokes posted back-to-back Kerry SFC titles after an epic battle with South Kerry in a high-quality decider playe(...)

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