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Top medal winners:  Deirdre Faul (liver recipient) from Dalkey,  and John Moran (kidney recipient) from Glasnevin arriving back to Dublin Airport from the World Transplant Games 2019. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

Team Ireland have been welcomed home by friends and family after winning 50 medals at the World Transplant Games. The 38-member team arrived at Dubli(...)

Some of the athletes who will compete at the World Transplant Games, from left: Anna Anna Pokojska, Aodhagan Cullen, Mike Keohane, Mary Fitzgerald, Rachel Eagleton and Thomas Flannery.

Participating in international sporting competitions is a nerve-wracking experience for any athlete. But, consider doing so following a serious health(...)

Andy Carroll in action for West Ham. The 28-year-old has told a court of how a man attempted to steal his £22,000 watch in November 2016. File photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

West Ham striker Andy Carroll has told a jury of his terror as a gun-wielding motorbike rider tried to rob him of his £22,000 wristwatch as he drove h(...)

Author Roald Dahl circa 1989 with his grandson Luke Kelly, who is now the managing director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. Photograph: Jan Baldwin via The New York Time

The grey doorway in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood here is unmarked but for 11 words spelled out across the top rail: “The greatest secrets are alw(...)

Dublin eased past Donegal at Croke park to reach the Allianz League final. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-20 Donegal 0-13 Dublin swept into a fourth successive Allianz Football League final with an emphatic victory over Donegal at Croke Park on(...)

Another naval hero and emigrant son of Wexford, John F Kennedy, laying a wreath at the statue of John Barry at Crescent Quay, Wexford, in 1963. Photograph:  Robert Knudsen/White House

If the winner of the title “Father of the United States navy” were to be judged on embellished tales of derring- do, then Scottish-born John Paul Jone(...)