Pat Hickey

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The Lions will face world champions South Africa in three Tests on their tour next summer. Photograph:  Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Ghosting through the year like a slow-moving glacier before calving a sanitised form of soccer, rugby and GAA, sport leaves 2020 for a vaccinated 2021(...)

Olympic Federation of Ireland president Sarah Keane. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The position of Sarah Keane at the top of the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) will remain unchanged for the next four years. Keane was elected as (...)

Billy Morton with his Santry shovel in 1958.

“Gentlemen,” the small man began, “grass is on the way out”. Knowledge of sport is no excuse for a lack of imagination, or vice versa, and Billy Mort(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and Waterford Crystal celebrate winning the gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On the morning of the individual showjumping competition at the 2012 Olympics, Cian O’Connor got out of bed at six o’clock and took his competition wh(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross at Fernhill Gardens, Sandyford in his former constituency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mattie McGrath no longer stays over at Shane Ross’s house. The recently re-elected Tipperary TD and freshly defeated south Dublin Minister were once (...)

Sarah Keane: “After I got elected I’d say I got very little sleep in that year. We felt under pressure to do things quickly. We felt under pressure to show that we were doing things differently, to show change.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Something will always happen at an Olympic Games,” says Sarah Keane, her view undercut with ‘something’ being an incident that an emergency plan can (...)

Pat Hickey’s trial has not yet taken place more than three years after his arrest in Rio.

The €410,000 loan paid to former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) in 2016 has (...)

Ireland hockey goalkeeper David Harte is hoping to secure a place on the IOC Athletes’ Commission. Photograph: Inpho

Two-time World Hockey Goalkeeper of the Year David Harte hopes to become Ireland’s only serving International Olympic Committee (IOC) member. The lone(...)

File photograph of Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The supreme court in Brazil appears to have cleared the way for a hearing of proceedings involving Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council(...)

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