Ruth Coppinger TD raised the row between the women’s national soccer  team and the FAI to highlight what she called the “discrimination and unequal treatment of sport generally”. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil between Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger in a row over the dispu(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan made contact with the FAI on Wednesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan made contact with the FAI on Wednesday to encourage them to sort out the problem regarding t(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney has been elected to the Uefa executive committee. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Minister for Sport, Shane Ross and Minister of State for Sport, Patrick O’Donovan have congratulated FAI chief executive John Delaney on his election (...)

Ireland’s boxers, including Michael Conlan, failed to win any medals in Rio. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish boxing has taken a major hit for failing to reach its Rio Olympic targets, the Association’s high performance funding cut by €200,000 on the 201(...)

Patrick O’Donovan (r) with Shane Ross. The Minister of State has cited ‘a degree of frustration’ with the Minister for Transport. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The junior minister in Shane Ross’s department has complained about his “frustration” at not being given official powers nearly a year after taking up(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort,  which yesterday announced 300 new jobs, with resort owner JP McManus and jockey AP McCoy. Photograph: Liam Burke / Press 22

Billionaire JP McManus has spoken for the first time about his “dream” of bringing the prestigious Ryder Cup golf tournament to Limerick. Mr McManus(...)

A new Fáilte Ireland brand will promote “slow tourism” including walking, cycling and boating routes along an area through the midlands from south Ulster to north Munster. File photograph: Getty Images

A new Fáilte Ireland brand to emulate the successes of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East is to focus on Ireland’s lakelands. The new (...)

Changes proposed by the Minister for Transport would see even one small alcoholic drink place a driver over the limit.   File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil is to block plans by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to automatically disqualify drivers found under the influence of alcohol. Mr Ross (...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Around Christmas time of last year, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan gave an address which was Lincolnian in its intent if no(...)

Most of the hacked sites feature a posting of the Kurdish flag and the statement “long live Peshmerga”. Photograph: iStockphoto

Scores of Irish websites were targeted over the weekend by a Kurdish hacker expressing anti-Islamic State views, with the National Treasury Management(...)

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