John Walker

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Rob Heffernan was named Athlete of the Year at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards  at the Crowne Plaza hotel  in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Not a vintage year by recent standards, and yet in celebrating 2017, Athletics Ireland did get to toast one of the finest moments of its times – a rec(...)

Marcus O’Sullivan, right, battles it out with  Steve Ovett  of Great Britain  during the 1500 Metres  at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.  Photograph:  Tony Duffy/Allsport

A few years ago, I got a call from Athletics Ireland asking me would I accept their Hall of Fame award. At the time I’d only recently stopped compet(...)

New Zealand’s Nick Willis: “In Rio it’s just about getting down to business and trying to make amends for London.” Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

There is something particularly heroic about the Olympian who keeps coming back for more, although in the event still billed as the blue ribbon of tra(...)

File photograph from 22/11/74 of the wreckage left at the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham after a bomb exploded. Photograph: PA

November 10th, 1974: An overheard conversation by men linked to the IRA that “Birmingham would be hit next week” is reported to police but nothing is(...)

Paddy Hill (left) says “it’s a well-known fact that they had an informer in the IRA who told them shortly after the bombings that they got the wrong people. Photograph: Getty Images

Birmingham Six man Paddy Hill’s life has been an emotional roller-coaster, if nothing else. Now living a life of contentment in rural Scotland with (...)

Michael Hogan, the Tipperary footballer who was killed at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday on November 21st, 1920

The GAA will mark the 95th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday, November 21st, 1920, at a special ceremony in Croke Park tonight before the st(...)

Firemen at one of the Birmingham blast sites in 1974. Photograph: Press Association

Two bombs exploded: the first in the Mulberry Bush at 8.17pm; the second in the Tavern in the Town 10 minutes later. Twenty-one people died, 182 were (...)

A federal appeals court has revived British buyout mogul Guy Hands’s lawsuit accusing Citigroup of deceiving him into overpaying for EMI, the multinat(...)