Team Ireland’s chef de mission for Rio 2016 Kevin Kilty, current interim president of the Olympic Council of Ireland William O’Brien and then OCI president Pat Hickey sitting together at the Baku European Games in 2015. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At the close of business on Wednesday the names of candidates seeking officer positions and the presidency of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) wil(...)

University presidents say a student loan scheme would be the fairest way of securing vital funding to tackle a “crisis” in higher education. File photograph: Getty Images

University presidents say the introduction of a student loan scheme is the fairest way of securing vital funding to tackle a “crisis” in higher educat(...)

Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland at Harbour Road Howth. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On Sunday August 21st the executive committee of Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) met in the offices of Arthur Cox solicitors in Dublin. The meeting r(...)

Ciarán Ó Catháin, who resigned from the OCI crisis committee on Wednesday. Photo: Inpho

Spiralling legal and expenditure costs related to the Rio ticketing scandal – now expected to exceed €750,000 – have caused further rifts within the O(...)

Two and a half months after his arrest, Pat Hickey remains in Rio, not under house arrest, but having surrendered his passport under the conditions of his temporary release, he is not permitted to leave Brazil. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If the timing of Pat Hickey’s injunction threat against the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) isn’t surprising enough, then the nature of it certainly (...)

OCI president Pat Hickey insists he remains president of the council and has merely stepped aside temporarily.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has inadequate audit functions, is not transparent and pays little or no attention to ethical functions, a report(...)

Pat Hickey at the Rio Games. The Deloitte report on the Olympic Council of Ireland is due to be presented to the council’s emergency general meeting on Thursday night. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

It seems like impeccable timing that two Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) executives, John Delaney and Kevin Kilty, have left just as the Deloitte rep(...)

Kevin Kilty (left), with OCI vice president of the Olympic Council of Ireland,  Willie O’Brien and president Pat Hickey at the European Games in Baku  last year. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) continues to unravel with the resignation of Kevin Kilty, the honorary treasurer who a(...)

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president  Pat Hickey  during an interview at the 2015 European Games in Baku. File photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

A number of Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) committee members staged a walkout in late August prior to a committee meeting in Dublin because Pat Hick(...)

A man holds up Olympics tickets to sell in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The OCI’s executive committee played no role in appointing the council’s authorised ticket reseller for the Rio Games, a review has found. File photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) played no role in appointing the council’s authorised ticket reseller for the Rio Game(...)

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