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Fighting talk: Joe Ó Muircheartaigh  in Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

“There’s hope in the air,” declares Jim O’Sullivan as the bunting goes up all around him in Shannon’s Skycourt centre, “and God knows we can’t say the(...)

 Joe Rock, who has worked in Croke Park for 81 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With his eyes rolling up the walls of the triple tier Cusack Stand, Joe Rock shakes his head. “My God, this is a changed place since we started. Who’d(...)

A file image of Sir Michael Parkinson. The  broadcasters is undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Photograph: Getty

Chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson has revealed he has cancer.The television presenter (78) is currently undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cance(...)

Australian Wallabies captain James Horwill  and prop Sekope Kepu show how much victory meant against  the British and Irish Lions . Photograph:  William West/AFP/Getty Images

Pressure in sport causes people to do strange things. Their thinking becomes confused and clouded. They act in ways that they would never do under nor(...)

Nicola Higgins waves to the crowd  before competing in the preliminary round of division 4 kayaking. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s a struggle to believe it’s a whole 10 years since Ireland hosted the Special Olympics and created those magical days that lingered long in the me(...)

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