The vote was cast and the result announced with surprising serenity. And so began a quiet revolution within the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI). An(...)

Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland at Harbour Road Howth. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On Sunday August 21st the executive committee of Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) met in the offices of Arthur Cox solicitors in Dublin. The meeting r(...)

Ciarán Ó Catháin, who resigned from the OCI crisis committee on Wednesday. Photo: Inpho

Spiralling legal and expenditure costs related to the Rio ticketing scandal – now expected to exceed €750,000 – have caused further rifts within the O(...)

Pat Hickey at the Rio Games. The Deloitte report on the Olympic Council of Ireland is due to be presented to the council’s emergency general meeting on Thursday night. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

It seems like impeccable timing that two Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) executives, John Delaney and Kevin Kilty, have left just as the Deloitte rep(...)

Kevin Kilty (left), with OCI vice president of the Olympic Council of Ireland,  Willie O’Brien and president Pat Hickey at the European Games in Baku  last year. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) continues to unravel with the resignation of Kevin Kilty, the honorary treasurer who a(...)

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president  Pat Hickey  during an interview at the 2015 European Games in Baku. File photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

A number of Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) committee members staged a walkout in late August prior to a committee meeting in Dublin because Pat Hick(...)

A man holds up Olympics tickets to sell in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The OCI’s executive committee played no role in appointing the council’s authorised ticket reseller for the Rio Games, a review has found. File photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) played no role in appointing the council’s authorised ticket reseller for the Rio Game(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Board members Sonia O’Sullivan (right) and CEO of Swim Ireland Sarah Keane arrive at the offices of law firm Arthur Cox in Dublin City centre where the OCI held a meeting to discuss the Olympic tickets controversy.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

After a meeting of its executives that lasted over five hours, the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has decided to appoint a legal firm in Brazil “to (...)