Killruddery House & Gardens hosts Groove festival this weekend, with food stalls, Thrive Wellness area, kids’ activities  and  live music.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Groove Festival is a weekend that caters for all the family, with a heavy emphasis on music and food. You can wander around Bray’s Killruddery House &(...)

Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates winning her bout against Sofya Ochigava of Russia. Photograph:  Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Throughout the week, on our amble through memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen over the past 30 years, we went from 50 to 11 - no(...)

Katie Walsh and Seabass in the Aintree Grand National in 2012. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

David Harte has been named on a new Athlete Commission for 2017-20 announced by the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In one of many changes since Pat Hickey stepped down as Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president last year, the council has announced the compositio(...)

On The Fringe: there are lots of free activities at Litfest this weekend, and The Big Shed will be the place to meet, eat and drink, and make merry.

Going to the Ballymaloe Litfest can be a major investment – attending a three-hour cookery demonstration will set you back €100 (including a generous (...)

The good news, if you’re planning to attend the Litfest extravaganza at Ballymaloe (May 19th-21st), is that there are tickets still available for all (...)

Men at work: the opening of the Sport Ireland  National Indoor Arena in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Q: How many men in suits does it take to open a new national sports arena? A: One to cut the ribbon, and 12 others to not notice anything wrong wit(...)

Robert Heffernan during the 50km walk in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He was eventually upgraded to a bronze medal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Two sets up and obviously playing the better tennis, Nick Kyrgios looked to have the entire Melbourne crowd behind him on Wednesday night. Even those (...)

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Of The Year Awards winners. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has been crowned The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. The 26-year-old claimed sil(...)

2015’s sporting heroes: Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery, overall winners of the 2015 Irish Times Sport Ireland award, with Catherina McKiernan, who was awarded the outstanding contribution to Women’s Sport Award. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On Friday The Irish Times honours the top Irish female sports stars of 2016 and their magnificent achievements. Past winners include the likes of Olym(...)