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Latest research suggests that if you suffer with  persistently high systolic blood pressure, your doctor can treat the systolic value, without being overly concerned about the diastolic reading falling too low. Photograph: iStock

Are you one of the almost one million people in Ireland with high blood pressure? Hypertension affects more than one in four men and one in five women(...)

Jorge Linares was awarded a unanimous points decision in his rematch with Anthony Crolla. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Anthony Crolla acknowledged he was beaten by the better man as Jorge Linares put on a classy performance to retain the WBA lightweight title at the Ma(...)

Parishioners and well-wishers pay their respects to the late former  bishop of Derry Dr Edward Daly, as he lies in state at St Eugene’s Cathedral  in Derry, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Thousands of people have flocked to Derry city centre to pay their respects to the former bishop Dr Edward Daly, following his death on Monday. Tri(...)

Carl Frampton weighing in yesterday ahead of his super-bantamweight world unification title fight against Scott Quigg. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

After months of Sky TV hype and five years of speculation linking the pair, Belfast-native Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg must finally deliver a fight(...)

Barry McGuigan has said the hot air from Scott Quigg’s camp ahead of Saturday’s fight in Manchester means nothing. Photograph: Getty

Animosity is an invaluable ingredient of any fight – and there has been no shortage of it on the long, bumpy road that ends in Manchester on Saturday (...)

Robert Lennon is one of four changes Kilkenny have made for the Allianz Hurling game against Tipperary at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny have made four changes to the team that lost the county’s opening match of the Allianz Hurling League to Waterford for Sunday’s game against (...)

Tipperary’s Conor Kenny and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Tipperary 1-23 Dublin 0-12 Winter hurling at Semple but Tipperary would warm you to your fingertips in the right mood. They weren’t quite at it all n(...)

 Anthony Crolla, pictured here after victory over John Murray in the WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Title fight in April, may never fight again after being hospitalised following a confrontation with burglars near his home in Oldham, Manchester (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

World title contender Anthony Crolla may never fight again after being brutally attacked while confronting burglars, his trainer Joe Gallagher fears.T(...)