Partners in the project include two tank-based salmon smolt production units in Co Donegal. File Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Environmental conflicts over fish farming may be reduced if new EU-funded research on land-based aquaculture bears fruit. The two-year project involv(...)

 Ireland’s Michael McKillop  celebrates  victory after the Men’s 1500 metre-T37 final at the   Paralympic Games in Rio. Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Olympic Stadium, Rio, September 11th 1,500 metres (T37) final Rugby offers some viable candidates in terms of most memorable events; the Ireland U(...)

Conor McGregor celebrates winning the lightweight title last month. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

The nominees for the RTÉ Sport Awards’ 2016 Sportsperson of the Year have been announced - with UFC dual-champion Conor McGregor among the list of 12(...)

Juan José Méndez Fernández of Spain competes in the road race C1-2-3 during the Paralympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Anthony Edgar for OIS/IOC/AFP/Getty Images

Juan José Méndez Fernández attacked the climb. The strain of the exertion was audible, ‘huh, huh, huh, huh,’ noisy exhalations, through gritted teeth.(...)

 Eoghan Clifford leading the men’s C1-3 road race  in Rio. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

The symbiotic relationship between man and bike was graphically illustrated 200 metres from the finish of the men’s C1-3 road race in Pontal, a seasid(...)

Ireland’s Eoghan Clifford  leading during the  C1-3 Road Race  in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Eoghan Clifford was the victim of a mechanical failure 200 metres from the finish of the C1-3 70-kilometre road race in Pontal. His chain dropped ther(...)

Ireland’s Niamh McCarthy in action during Women’s Discus Throw F41 final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Late on Thursday night Niamh McCarthy won Ireland’s ninth medal of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the third silver medal, in the Women’s Discu(...)

 Eve McCrystal, Katie-George Dunlevy and Eoghan Clifford  with their medals at the the Rio  Paralympic Games. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

A set of new “Cycling in Ireland” stamps have been launched by An Post in recognition of the growing popularity of cycling in the country and its posi(...)

Colin Lynch won Ireland’s fourth medal of the Paralympics, taking silver in the men’s Time Trial C2. Photograph: Sportsfile

Colin Lynch has won Ireland’s fourth medal of the Paralympics and the second for cycling with a super performance in the C2 Men’s Time Trial at Pontal(...)

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(...)

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