Katie O Brien

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Sanita Puspure: qualified for the Olympics by claiming gold at the World Championships.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland squad is winding down in training, all set to depart for warm-weather training camps at the end of this month. On a recent day at the Nat(...)

Reigning world champion Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final at the World Championships in Linz, Austria by more than 15 seconds. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Ireland seriously boosted their chances of qualifying five boats for the Olympic Games with another fine set of performances in quarter-finals here at(...)

Aifric Keogh has been is entered in the bow seat of a women’s four in the Ireland squad for the World Rowing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s finalised team for the World Rowing Championships will consist of 11 crews. The strong core of the team, built around single sculler Sanita(...)

Cliodhna Halpin, a learning support teacher at St Joseph’s National School, Bonnybrook, along with pupils  Max Maples and Leannah McCarthy help launch a DCU initiative to celebrate the ransformative role of teachers. Photograph: Julien Behal

Dublin City University has launched a “teachers inspire” initiative aimed at recognising the transformative role of educators. Members of the public (...)

Katie O’Brien with baby Olivia: “I got such a scare, though, that I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to have children,” she says.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week is European Cervical Cancer Awareness. The aim of the week, which takes place from January 24th to 30th, is to raise awareness that cervical(...)

Emily Aoibheann from  aerial performance company Dying Breeds rehearsing in St Anthony’s Hall Church in Clontarf for  their new show Object Piggy. Emily helped launch the 21st edition of Tiger Dublin Fringe which runs  from September 7th -20th. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

With venues as diverse as tents and trees, the Tiger Dublin Fringe is celebrating its 21st birthday in style in September. The annual festival has pu(...)

Kotie O’Brien: she does seven training sessions a week, combining it with studying for her Leaving Cert

Of all the talented sportswomen targeting Rio 2016, Katie O’Brien’s has to have one of the most extraordinary stories. But one crucial chapter has ye(...)

There is a buzz around international rowing again, and Ireland will send a big team to the World Championships in Amsterdam in three weeks’ time. The(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure, who  finished sixth in the World Cup regatta in Aiguebelette, France.

Sanita Puspure took another step to establishing herself in the elite of a major Olympic event at the weekend. Puspure reached the A Final of the wom(...)