Paul and Gary O’Donovan with their medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Predicting Olympic medal winners can be a futile business at the best at times; during pandemic times, when there’s still no predicting how exactly th(...)

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(...)

Civility and public discourse

A chara, – A very unhelpful and distasteful dimension of the public exchanges on how to deal with Covid-19 is the frequency of criticising or condemni(...)

The widespread national unity of the early stages of lockdown appears to be splintering as special interest groups and those with grievances find their voice.

The widespread national unity of the early stages of lockdown appears to be splintering as special interest groups and those with grievances find thei(...)

Daniel Coyle and Farrel en route to winning the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup qualifier at Ocala on Sunday. Photograph: Shannon Brinkman/Inpho

There were significant victories in show jumping and eventing on Sunday for two of Ireland’s leading riders, Daniel Coyle and Padraig McCarthy. Derry(...)

Darragh Kenny finished  second in the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Shanghai on Saturday, Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny was narrowly beaten into second in the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Shanghai on Saturday. Nine riders were clear o(...)

David Blake finished fifth in Florida.

US-based David Blake finished best of the Irish when fifth in Saturday night’s $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellingt(...)

Darragh Kenny’s Paris Panthers are among six teams who will take part in the final of final of the lucrative FEI Global Champions League Super Cup. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Darragh Kenny’s Paris Panthers and Bertram Allen’s Valkenswaard United are among the six teams which will compete in Sunday afternoon’s final of the l(...)

Sam Watson of Ireland rides Horseware Ardagh Highlight. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Ireland won team silver, and Tipperary native Padraig McCarthy individual silver, at the showjumping phase of the eventing competition at the World Eq(...)

Padraig McCarthy won individual silver on Monday evening in North Carolina. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland won team silver and Tipperary native Padraig McCarthy individual silver when the show jumping phase of the eventing competition at the World E(...)

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