Sean Kelly

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World champion Stephen Roche atop Sean Kelly’s shoulders at the Nissan Classic in 1987, the year Roche won the Tour de France

There comes a stage not long into The Ascent when it’s hard to know which rider has taken the wheel for the other; Sean Kelly for Stephen Roche, or St(...)

New Rás race organiser Eimear Dignam (right) with Alma Grimes and Mateo Cigala during the 2016 race. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Having learned earlier this year that An Post was stepping away after many years of backing the race, the organisers of the Rás Tailteann have said th(...)

 Marc Potts: he will compete in the scratch qualifiers on Friday, and, all going well, will ride the scratch final on Saturday.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Following on from a successful campaign at the European track championships a fortnight ago, the Irish team will compete in the first round of the 201(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Shane Ross has said Ireland can still win its bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. File photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

The Government has insisted Ireland can still secure the Rugby World Cup in 2023, despite the World Rugby Technical Review Group endorsing South Afric(...)

 An Post Chainreaction  team: Matthew Teggart, Seán McKenna, Seán Kelly, Damien Shaw and Conor Hennebry at the 2017 team launch in Calpe, Spain.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The An Post Chainreaction Seán Kelly team’s search for a new title sponsor shifted focus on Monday, with the Irish team accepting that it was too late(...)

 Professor John Coolahan,  Sonia O’Sullivan and Labhrás Ó Murchú at the ceremony in DCU where they were awarded Honorary Doctorates. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

She won every major honour on the track and now Sonia O’Sullivan has received another honorary degree - Dublin City University awarding her a Doctor o(...)

 Alberto Contador celebrates as he crosses the finish line. He earns his right to bow out on the summit with the gods.  Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

And so it arrived on Saturday with Eurosport and “El Infierno”, was splashed across the Spanish newspapers. A short mountain stage in the Tour of Spai(...)

Sanita Zarina at home in Longford with a picture of her daughter, Dace.  'I can’t get back my daughter,' she says. 'I can’t get back a future with her. I can’t get grandchildren from her.' Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The last time Sanita Zarina saw her daughter, she was dead. But even in death, the only part of 22-year-old Dace her mother was advised to inspect wa(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton is to address Ireland’s changing relationship with the UK post-Brexit when he delivers the Daniel O’Connell Lecture at the Daniel O’Connell Summer School. File photograph: Daniel Barry/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell spent much of his life redefining Ireland’s relationship with Britain, and this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School will provide a (...)

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