Joao Carvalho

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Chief Justice Frank Clarke praised practitioners of sports law in Ireland, saying it was a unique area of law which combined expertise and precedent from many other specialities. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The GAA needs to be vigilant about the risk of betting corruption arising among players, a sports law conference has been told. “I don’t think any sp(...)

Martin O’Neill, the new Nottingham Forest manager,  poses with a shirt after a press conference at the City Ground, Nottingham. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

In February 1971 Northern Ireland played Scotland in an amateur international at The Oval, Belfast, home of Glentoran. Martin O’Neill was 18 and this (...)

Teemu Pukki in action for  Norwich City  against Tom Lees and Liam Palmer of Sheffield Wednesday during the  Championship match  at Hillsborough. Photograph: George Wood/Getty Images

Norwich moved top of the Championship with a thumping 4-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday. Mario Vrancic missed an early penalty but the Canaries took con(...)

Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp scores his and his side’s second  goal past Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper David Raya during the Sky Bet Championship match at Ewood Park. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

West Brom missed the chance to move back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table but salvaged a point against Sheffield Wednesday with two late g(...)

Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga  scores his side’s  first goal past Hull City goalkeeper  during the Sky Bet Championship match at Kcom Stadium. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

West Brom took over at the top of the Championship after claiming a 3-2 win at struggling Preston. The Baggies took advantage of Leeds’ 1-1 draw at S(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross  called for a mixed martial arts event in Co Meath to be cancelled. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Co Meath has been cancelled following an intervention by Minister for Sport Shane Ross. Battle Arena, the organi(...)

A mural in memory of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho in Pragal near Lisbon. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

Finally, after almost two years of soul-deadening visits to this country, something good happened to Alex Silvestre in Ireland. On Thursday evening, (...)

Shane Ross: Accused Mixed Martial Arts leaders of ’dragging their heels’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has accused the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) of deliberately dragging its feet in establishing safety st(...)

Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The removal of fees for accessing information held by government departments and public bodies has driven the number of requests to an all-time high o(...)

A mural in memory of MMA fighter João Carvalho in Pragal near Lisbon. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

I Tufts of weeds poke up through the cobbles all the way down Rua São Miguel Nascente. Brick square tower blocks stand sentry on either side, eight-s(...)

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