More than  8,000 people took part in the Cork City Marathon on Sunday. Photograph: Darragh Kane

A group of runners promoting solidarity with and wellbeing of asylum-seekers living in Direct Provision played a major part in the Cork City Marathon (...)

Overall, nine of 14 categories of crime reported to the Garda increased during the 12-month period. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has said an increase in reported sex crimes in Ireland highlighted the need for more specialist Garda units that (...)

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(...)

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