Paddy Barnes

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Johnny Sexton spoke recently about the excellent work being done behind the scenes.  Maybe it’s time to allow the fans to see this. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I should be writing about the Scotland game. I really should. There are plenty of angles to dive into and examine. An attack shape is developing. Cael(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

 ‘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(...)

Michael Conlan (L) stopped Diego Alberto Ruiz in the ninth in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

A hand injury almost derailed what was in the end a carefree victory for Michael Conlan in The Falls Park, Belfast on Sunday morning. The former amate(...)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley will hold talks with the North’s five main parties at Stormont on Thursday to determine if there is any chance of a political breakthrough in the coming weeks. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the British prime minister Theresa May, who are reviewing what progress has been made in the talks aimed at restoring S(...)

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to implement an Irish language act in Northern Ireland.

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Th(...)

Michael Conlan celebrates his victory over Ruben Garcia Hernandez at Madison Square Garden. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Former amateur world champion Michael Conlan comfortably defeated Mexico City’s Ruben Garcia Hernandez at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theatre on Sund(...)

Katie Taylor: barring defeat at the hands of Rose Volante, she will meet Belgium’s WBC champion Delfine Persoon in  a unification bout.   Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

There is an additional imperative for Katie Taylor beyond claiming her third world title belt in Philadelphia on Friday night (Saturday morning Irish (...)

Katie Taylor: trailblazer.  Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

I mentioned in passing here recently the short, violent life of “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, who is widely believed to have helped organise the St Valen(...)

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