Two and a half months after his arrest, Pat Hickey remains in Rio, not under house arrest, but having surrendered his passport under the conditions of his temporary release, he is not permitted to leave Brazil. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If the timing of Pat Hickey’s injunction threat against the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) isn’t surprising enough, then the nature of it certainly (...)

Minister for Tourism Shane Ross has been accused of “absolute hypocrisy” over the failure to use the Public Appointments Service in the recruitment of a new chief executive for tourism body Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Minister for Tourism Shane Ross has been accused of “absolute hypocrisy” over a failure to use the Public Appointments Service in the recruitment of a(...)

Pat Hickey (71) was arrested in Rio over the alleged illegal sale of tickets for the Olympic Games. He denies any wrongdoing. Photograph:   Humberto Ohana/AFP/Getty Images

Pat Hickey has threatened legal action against his own executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to prevent them from proceeding wit(...)

Tickets for the Rio Olympics. An inquiry was established after the controversy over the distribution of tickets from Ireland

Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan has confirmed that the report of the inquiry into the distribution of tickets for the Rio Olympic Games(...)

Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan  welcomed the findings of the Irish Sports Monitor report which found personal exercise remains the most popular form of sporting activity

People are struggling to fit sporting activities alongside their jobs following the recent economic recovery, leading to a dip in participation levels(...)

 Former OCI president Pat Hickey. Sport Ireland chair Kieran Mulvey has called for Mr Hickey to be allowed return home from Brazil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Pat Hickey should be allowed to return home on “humanitarian” grounds pending a possible trial in Brazil, Sport Ireland chairman Kieran Mulvey has sai(...)

British tourists comprise about 40% of all the holidaymakers visiting Ireland each year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Tourism authorities have expressed concern about the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the EU after new figures indicated that the rate of growth (...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and Minister of State for  Sport, Patrick O’Donovanat a press conference after the Budget was announced. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The budget allocated to sports and recreation services has been cut by almost 30 per cent. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross recei(...)

Minister for Trasport Shane Ross says, “My department’s allocation of €344 million for public transport investment will also ensure completion of the Luas cross-city project, which is the most significant capital project in public transport since the original Luas Red and Green lines opened.”

Commuters are set to benefit from an increase in spending on public transport next year. Minister for Transport Shane Ross pledged an increase of €3(...)

Businessman Denis Brosnan is to chair Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A €500 million investment programme to make Limerick the best placed English-speaking city in the European Union to capitalise on post-Brexit inward i(...)

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