Jason Smyth: “I grew up in Ireland, nothing special, no better privileges than anyone else.” Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

September 7th-18th, 2016: Rio Paralympics The Paralympics champion the indomitability of the human spirit set against a backdrop of sporting endeavo(...)

 Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol with Sara Canning, partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee, following a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry in May. He has been awarded an OBE for services to music and charity in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, singing group The Priests and the Dublin-born cricketer Eoin Morgan have been included in Queen Elizabeth’s New Y(...)

Michael McKillop finished fourth in the  T38 1,500 metres final at the 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/Inpho

Nine-time World champion Michael McKillop has lost his first race in Para-athletics competition since 2005 after finishing fourth in the T38 1,500 met(...)

Greta Streimikyte finished fifth in the women’s T13 1500m final. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Ireland’s Greta Streimikyte has finished fifth in the T13 1500m final at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. 24-year-old Streimikyte clo(...)

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(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

 Ireland’s Michael McKillop wins the  1500m T37 Final during the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London. Photograph:  Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Ireland’s Michael McKillop stormed to victory in the T37 1500m to claim a remarkable ninth World Championship gold medal in front of a huge crowd at t(...)

Jason Smyth of Ireland competing in the Men’s 200m at the Olympic Stadium in London. Photograph: Sportsfile

Jason Smyth moved a step closer to adding to his 100m gold at the World Para Athletics Championships, by cruising into Tuesday’s 200m final in London (...)

 Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop celebrate their gold medals at the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London. Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Not for the first time Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop repeated their double Paralympics heroics for Team Ireland with gold medal performances on the(...)

 Ireland’s Michael McKillop  celebrates  victory after the Men’s 1500 metre-T37 final at the   Paralympic Games in Rio. Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Olympic Stadium, Rio, September 11th 1,500 metres (T37) final Rugby offers some viable candidates in terms of most memorable events; the Ireland U(...)

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