Katie-George Dunlevy of Ireland along with her pilot Eve McCrystal during a training session in the Olympic Velodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

There’s no scope for conversation when hurtling around the Velodrome at Barra Olympic Park. Last Sunday afternoon that was a blessing for Kilkenny’s D(...)

The Irish Paralympic Team at the announcement of the Irish Paralympic Team for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games at City Hall in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile

Paralympics Ireland announced a team of 44 athletes across nine disciplines for the Paralympic Games in Rio, which begin with the opening ceremony on (...)

Ciara Staunton has competed in athletics, swimming and wheelchair rugby, but her Paralympics ambitions are directed at handcycling

Ciara Staunton is a handcyclist and recently took home a silver medal in the WH 2 Time Trial at a World Cup event in Ostend, Belgium. She is the over(...)

Developing human embryos, nucleated by somatic cell nuclear transfer, pictured in their third day of development. Biologists at Oregon Health & Science University have created human stem cells using cloning techniques. Photograph: Oregon Health & Science University/Reuters

This week brought the news that it is now possible to create tailored embryonic stem cells using cell cloning techniques, bringing the promise (...)