Jenny Egan won silver  in the women’s K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan on Sunday. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s Jenny Egan took a silver medal in the women’s K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan on Sunday. Egan had won gold in the W(...)

Jenny Egan missed out on the final of the women’s K1 500 at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There were mixed fortunes for the Irish competitors on the second day of the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan in Poland. Barry Watkins made it into t(...)

 Jenny Egan took fifth in her heat of the K1 200m and made it through as one of the fastest finishers outside the top four automatic qualifiers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Jenny Egan made it through to the semi-finals at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland. The Ireland paddler took fifth in her heat of the K1 20(...)

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(...)

Catherine O’Leary: Above is a lithograph of Mrs O’Leary and her cow knocking over a lantern, the mythic start of the Great Chicago Fire. Photograph: Chicago History Museum/Getty Images

The Robert J Quinn Fire Academy is one of Chicago’s largest firefighter training centres, as well as one of its quirkier tourist attractions. (Would i(...)

Orla Barry of Ireland celebrates in front of Ireland supporters after taking silver in the Women’s Discus F57 Final at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Day eight, medal number eight, and the prospect of more. The Ireland Paralympics team in Rio is motivated by a variety of goals. For some the high wa(...)

Orla Barry of Ireland in action during the Women’s Discus F57 Final at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Orla Barry has won Ireland’s eighth medal of the Paralympics in Rio by claiming silver in the Women’s F57 Discus final at the Olympic stadium. The 26(...)

incent O’Driscoll at Cork Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 49-year-old haulier who failed to rectify 70 defects in his truck has been jailed for three years for driving over a cyclist who has been left paral(...)

Vincent O’Driscoll described catastrophic and life-changing injuries after he was hit by the truck. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 31-year-old cyclist left paralysed after a truck carrying 42 tonnes of timber rolled over him has spoken of the traumatic impact of the accident as (...)

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It’s nearly time to rumble with the Hard Working Class Heroes again. What began as a low-key, very underground showcase event with an unwieldy name in(...)