President of Paralympics Ireland, John Fulham: ‘The Paralympic environment is very different to what it was even 10 years ago.’ Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Paralympics Ireland has launched a new seven-year strategy that will focus solely and unapologetically on winning global medals with its elite athlete(...)

Annalise Murphy has lost her direct international carding scheme funding of €40,000 and will now be dunded through the Irish Sailing Association  . Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A year and a half before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Rio Olympic silver-medal winning sailor  Annalise Murphy has lost her direct funding from Sport(...)

Ellen Keane with her gold medal. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Ellen Keane has secured Ireland’s first gold medal on the final day of the World Para European Swimming Championships in Dublin. Keane had already ea(...)

Ireland’s Nicole Turner receives her silver medal  in the  50m butterfly S6 event at the  Para Swimming Allianz European Championships at the  National Aquatic Centre in  Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Nicole Turner lit up the National Aquatic Centre on Saturday night as she claimed Ireland’s first silver medal of the World Para Swimming Allianz Euro(...)

Team Ireland: Allianz European Championships 2018

There are just two weeks to go until Europe’s best para swimmers battle it out at the Allianz European Championships in the National Aquatic Centre in(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court: the court was “satisfied beyond reasonable doubt” Murphy was guilty on all of the indictment’s counts. Photograph: Collins Courts

On the 13th day of the trial for tax evasion of Thomas “Slab” Murphy, his defence counsel, John Kearney QC, apologised to the court. “You didn’t wande(...)

Chefs Rodney Doyle and Derek O’Brien in the School of Food training kitchen in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Moore

School of Food, the community led educational food hub in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, is addressing the staffing crisis facing the restaurant trade with (...)

BM Formula Ltd’s strength is based   on the fact its product  product passed stringent regulatory standards brought in after the melamine-tainted formula scandal shook China in 2008. Photograph: Thinkstock

A High Court dispute between businessmen over a company set up to sell baby-milk formula to China has been resolved.BM Formula Ltd was set up in Augu(...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns; he urged  both  parties to continue to take steps to resolve the matter through mediation.

A number of businessmen are in dispute over a company set up to sell baby milk formula to China, the High Court has heard. BM Formula Ltd (BMF) was se(...)

In total, the HSE paid about €2.5 billion to contractors – doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacists – in 2011, representing about 20 per cent of its total spend. Fee cuts have seen reductions in payments for many professionals but this has been ameliorated by a rise in the number of people qualifying for medical cards.

A Dublin family doctor has earned more than €700,000 from the HSE for treating patients subsidised by the State under the medi(...)