Anthony and Catriona Enright, parents of Charlie Enright, of Raheen, Ballyneety, Co Limerick pictured leaving the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A disabled 4-year-old boy who sued over the circumstances of his birth at Midwestern Regional Maternity Hospital in Limerick has secured a total €17.2(...)

 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(...)

Catriona Enright, of Raheen, Ballyneety, Co Limerick, arriving at the Four Courts  for a High Court action for damages on behalf of her son, Charlie. File photograph: Collins Courts

A severely disabled child will receive an interim payment of €1.75 million under a settlement of his action alleging negligence at his birth at the Mi(...)

Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale this year will see the biggest boat turnout on the south coast

In a further indicator of recovery in the sailing and the wider economy, entries for next month’s biennial Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale have exceeded t(...)

British comedian Dom Joly jumps from onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the start of leg six from Itajaí in Brazil to Newport in Rhode Island. Photograph: Getty Images

For a while, it looked like we were never going to get away from Brazil. Stuck at the starting line with no wind, leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race to N(...)

 Ian Walker at the helm of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: Getty Images

In what has become a hallmark of the new one-design boats in the Volvo Ocean Race, the fifth leg of the 39,000 nautical mile contest drew to a close a(...)

Daryl Wislang, Justin Slattery and Ian Walker onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the Southern Ocean. Photo: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Getty Images

Looks like our skipper Ian Walker’s words at the start of this leg were on the money: to win this leg you first have to complete it. Right now we have(...)

Justin Slattery onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing steers away from the fireball in the sky at sunset nearing the equator during Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images

Did I mention previously that a week is a long time in ocean racing?The last seven days have been like a game of snakes and ladders with the elastic b(...)

Justin Slattery onboard Ocean Racing tails a halyard as the northerly winds build in the Pacific Ocean during Leg Four of the Volvo Ocean Race from Sanya to Auckland. Photograph: Getty Images

Back into the Doldrums once more we go and this time I’m relishing the prospect.We’re holding second on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and since last week’s r(...)

 Abu Dhabi Racing are technically leading the Volvo Ocean Race after taking a hammering in the South China Sea. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images

We’re fewer than 1,000 miles into the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, this time heading towards more familiar waters of New Zealand after our shor(...)

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