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Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

 ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson and Daniel Kinahan  at the funeral of David Byrne who was shot dead in the Regency Hotel attack. Photogtaph: Collins Dublin.

Boxing has always been the wild west of sport. Its dark underbelly, the guaranteed blood and the questionable morality has always been a bestseller. (...)

Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Johnson has maintained his personal lead over Corbyn, who remains unpopular, particularly among older voters in the midlands and the north of England. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

 Giant fans were blowing powerful gusts of warm air into the Custard Factory in the former loading docks of the old Bird’s Custard factory in Bir(...)

Joe Ward beside  Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment as he signs his first professional contract in the Westbury Hotel in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

New York promoter Lou Dibella is in no two minds about Irish boxing captain Joe Ward deciding to turn professional, taking the leap just one year befo(...)

Joe Ward will not be competing for Ireland at the Olympics. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Ward has signed a professional boxing management contract with Times Square Boxing based in New York City. Ward is the current captain of the Iri(...)

Annalise Murphy has lost her direct international carding scheme funding of €40,000 and will now be dunded through the Irish Sailing Association  . Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A year and a half before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Rio Olympic silver-medal winning sailor  Annalise Murphy has lost her direct funding from Sport(...)

If you’re confused by the glossy sheen in the sky over Dublin this morning, fear not - it’s just a reflection of the shiny suits of the Uefa executive(...)

Irish lightweight world champion Kellie Harrington was reassured by the IOC about Tokyo Games. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After Friday’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) saying it has stopped planning for the boxing tournament for Tokyo 2020, thou(...)

Boxing is now facing the ever increasing danger of being excluded from the Tokyo Olympics after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) today elec(...)

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