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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(...)

Senegalese light-heavyweight world champion boxer Battlin’ Siki (Louis Phail) mock-boxing with two boys in Dublin. (Photo by Walshe/Getty Images)

Boxing promoters are no mugs. When it comes to putting punters’ bums on seats, they know what works. And few things help grease demand for ringside s(...)

Michael Conlan cekebrates his win over Tim Ibarra at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s Day 2017. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

Not far from Epsom Downs Racecourse, Irish featherweight boxer Michael Conlan sits in his rented accommodation and reflects on his transient lifestyle(...)

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(...)

Michael Conlan celebrates victory over Jason Cunningham with his WBO Intercontinental Featherweight Championship belt. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Irish boxer Michael Conlan won the first title of his professional career when the former Olympic medallist beat Jason Cunningham to become the new WB(...)

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