Eimear Dignam

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Ireland’s  Eddie Dunbar. He showed strong form recently when he was fifth on a stage and seventh overall in the Tour de La Provence. Photograph:  Luc Claessen/Getty Images

Although the organisers of the Rás Tailteann made the difficult decision last week not to run the world-ranked race this year due to slow progress in (...)

Luuc Bugter celebrates his victory in the race in 2018. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It’s been on the UCI international calendar since 2000 but, following a long search for new backing, the organisers of the Rás Tailteann have been for(...)

 Eimear Dignam: “We keep pushing out the final decision, but I don’t know how much longer I can hold out.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is still no clear picture as to whether this year’s Rás Tailteann will go ahead as before, with race organiser Eimear Dignam remaining in limbo (...)

Mark Downey: he has taken gold at three track cycling World Cup races. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

One week after saying she hoped that a final decision would be reached in terms of the running of the 2019 Rás Tailteann, race director Eimear Dignam (...)

Race director Eimear Dignam and Noel Clarke on his 50th Rás. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

The organisers of the Rás Tailteann have postponed a decision about next year’s race, deferring a self-imposed deadline due to positive talks with po(...)

Overall 2018 Rás Tailteann winner Luuc Bugter of Team Delta X UCI Continental with race director Eimear Dignam. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

More than a year after An Post announced it was ending its backing of Irish cycling, the sport is still chasing new support to fill the gap created. (...)

Rás Tailteann race director Eimear Dignam: “We have had a couple of meetings with prospective backers, and are still waiting to hear back from that.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Rás Tailteann race director Eimear Dignam has confirmed that the search for a new title sponsor is continuing, almost three months after this year’s r(...)

 Rás Tailteann overall race winner Luuc Bugter (Netherlands Delta Cycling X) with Naoise Ensor and race director Eimear Dignam. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Following the successful running of the Rás Tailteann last week, race director Eimear Dignam has confirmed an ongoing search for sponsorship for the 2(...)

Cyrille Thiery of the Switzerland National Team wins the first stage of the Rás Tailteann from  Drogheda to Athlone. Photograph: Inpho

Taking first on the day’s two hilltop primes and then jumping away with a kilometre to go, Swiss national team rider Cyrille Thiery was dominant on st(...)

Cyclists  cross the finish line in the 2017 An Post Rás,  in Skerries, Co Dublin.  File photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The most mountainous Rás Tailteann route in recent years has been unveiled, with this year’s edition of the world-ranked event to feature 34 climbs, i(...)

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