Katie-George Dunlevy and  Eve McCrystal: they covered the 31.2km time-trial course in 41 minutes 2.51 seconds. Photograph:   Jean-Baptiste Benavent/Sportsfile

The 2017 and 2018 paracycling world time-trial champions Katie-George Dunlevy/Eve McCrystal made it a treble on Thursday, winning yet another tandem g(...)

Felix English: ‘I was convinced I had at least third’. Photograph: Inpho/Ciaran Fallon

Felix English was frustrated in a brave bid for success at the European Games’ scratch race on Thursday, with the Irish track rider pipped at the line(...)

Holdsworth’s Damien Shaw leading in the Rás Tailteann earlier this year.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

As the 2018 racing season heads into the traditional winter break, there are uncertainties relating to Irish riders and teams for next year. The Irish(...)

 Eddie Dunbar. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Eddie Dunbar was one of the most prominent riders in the under 23 world road race championships in Austria on Friday, but nevertheless came up short o(...)

Nicolas Roche: looking forward to competing in the Vuelta a Espaná again.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Nicolas Roche’s push to secure a slot at the Vuelta a España has paid off, with his BMC Racing Team confirming him as amongst its eight-rider selectio(...)

DCU will face the winners of UCD and DIT in an all Dublin semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

DCU 0-20 Mary Immaculate College 2-12 DCU ended Mary Immaculate College’s hopes of winning the Fitzgibbon Cup for the third year in a row as they pr(...)

ANO leader Andrej Babis  at Lany Castle after a meeting with Czech president Milos Zeman following the general election. Photograph: EPA/Martin Divisek

Walking round the streets of Prague city centre and its far-flung suburbs in the weeks before the recent elections, something struck me as strange but(...)

The statue of James Joyce off O’Connell Street. In a modern day Ireland where Irish writers in the English language would be seen as an unfortunate blip in a living literature 2,000 years old, where would Joyce fit in? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I had the extremely disconcerting experience recently of sitting through an academic conference in Prague that was being conducted in two languages I (...)

Politicians are quite aware that the necessary massive building programme for social and affordable housing is going to meet stiff local opposition in certain areas, which, quite simply, vote for them. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is no homelessness crisis. The word “crisis” implies an unusually difficult situation, and in its origins, a turning point, the critical moment.(...)

Tributes to victims of the terrorist attack in Las Ramblas. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

As the terrible news of the atrocity on Las Ramblas hit last week, after the initial shock and horror, my wife and I had the same thought: this is get(...)

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