‘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(...)

In her annual report for 2018, the Inspector of Prisons, Patricia Gilheaney, identified a number of serious problems in the country’s 13 prisons.

The Irish Prison Service is using a “high risk” system to keep rival gang members separated, according to a report by the Inspector of Prisons. In he(...)

  Clonmel Commercials’ Jason Lonergan and Michael Quinlivan tackle Aidan O’Reilly of Nemo Rangers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Nemo Rangers 0-15 Clonmel Commercials 0-6 Nemo Rangers, inspired by wing-forward Luke Connolly, secured a 17th Munster senior club football title at(...)

This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

Sport Ireland undertook 1,112 anti-doping test in 2018, with just one adverse finding. Photograph:  Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images

Anti-doping in sport will always be a game of cops and robbers, and Irish rugby is now second on the most wanted list. Testing on rugby players in 201(...)

According to their 2019 Anti-Doping annual report, now in its 19th year, of the 1,112 tests carried out by Sport Ireland only one came back with an adverse result. Photograph: Inpho

Once again anti-doping in sport comes across as a sort of stand-off between the statistics and the truth, and the latest report from Sport Ireland wou(...)

A children’s room palette by Fleetwood.

1 Reduce your energy bills Kicking yourself for having missed out on the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme? All is not lost. Make a beeline for the Su(...)

Liam Casey’s late goal was crucial in Tipperary’s win over Donegal. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 3-9 Donegal 0-13 A late smash and grab effort by Tipperary lifted them out of the bottom of Division Two and left erstwhile table-toppers D(...)

Conor Wallace in action during his amateur days against Michael O’Reilly in the  National Elite Male Championships Finals at the National Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After helping Conor McGregor prepare for the eagerly anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz back in 2016, life is now a far cry from the supercars and sta(...)

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