While the number of homicides have fallen, crime rates have now surged quite significantly for many other types of offences. Photograph: iStockphoto

The Republic’s crime rate has increased significantly over the last year, with all crime rising expect homicides. The number of homicides - which inc(...)

Ireland athletics manager Patsy McGonagle has stepped down from his position. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Patsy McGonagle has confirmed he is stepping down as manager of the Irish Athletics team, completing a 25-year stint which first began at the World Ju(...)

Katie Walsh and Seabass in the Aintree Grand National in 2012. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Jessica Ennis-Hill (R) finished second behind Russia’s Tatyana Chernova in the Heptathlon at the 2011 World Championships - Chernova was banned for doping in 2013. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

When the athletics world championships begin next month in London, there will be a few extra medal ceremonies. Eleven athletes and five teams whose r(...)

Ireland’s boxers, including Michael Conlan, failed to win any medals in Rio. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish boxing has taken a major hit for failing to reach its Rio Olympic targets, the Association’s high performance funding cut by €200,000 on the 201(...)

Information on people’s experiences in relation to sexual crime could be particularly valuable as the under-reporting of such incidents has long been a complicating factor in addressing the wider societal issue. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

A detailed statistical picture of sexual crime in Ireland is to be compiled for the first time in a move aimed at examining why incidents can be unde(...)

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Of The Year Awards winners. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has been crowned The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. The 26-year-old claimed sil(...)

2015’s sporting heroes: Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery, overall winners of the 2015 Irish Times Sport Ireland award, with Catherina McKiernan, who was awarded the outstanding contribution to Women’s Sport Award. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On Friday The Irish Times honours the top Irish female sports stars of 2016 and their magnificent achievements. Past winners include the likes of Olym(...)

 Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins and  Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy during a special reception for members of Team Ireland who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics at  Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Serious doping and administration issues surrounding Ireland’s part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games could undermine public confidence in sports, Preside(...)

 Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia crosses the line to win gold during the Men’s 50km Walk at   the London Olympic Games in August 2012. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The dark cloud which now hangs over Russia’s participation at the Rio Olympics may not have any of the proverbial silver lining, although there will n(...)

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