Sean Kelly

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Tipperary’s John McGrath celebrates after their All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Wexford at  Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

RTÉ billed All-Ireland hurling semi-final weekend as old-school establishment versus modern revolutionary. It turned into a dizzying reminder of how a(...)

Peter Heathwood  at the Long Gallery in Stormont’s Parliament Buildings.  Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

What happened to Peter Heathwood – one of the campaigners for a pension for those seriously injured in the Troubles – is almost a “tale of Gothic horr(...)

Lisa Smith: the suspected Isis supporter has  said she did not commit any crimes in the name of the terrorist group

Local politicians in Co Louth have called for the Dundalk woman who travelled to Islamic State in Syria to be allowed return to Ireland, along with he(...)

 Judith Thompson, commissioner for victims and survivors in Northern Ireland:  ‘Their suffering increases by the day and their time is running out.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Northern Ireland commissioner for victims and survivors, Judith Thompson, has called on the British government to implement a backdated pension sc(...)

Ursula von der Leyen reacts after the European Parliament voted in favour of her as the new European Commission president. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Newly-elected European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen would back a further Brexit extension beyond October 31st, she told MEPs in Strasbour(...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin celebrates winning the sixth stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France  between Brest and Mur-de-Bretagne Guerledan in 2018. Photograph:  Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been described in the past by Sean Kelly as the 110 per cent race, but when this year’s Tour de France gets under way in Brussels today (Saturday(...)

 Irish cyclist Seamus ‘Shay’ Elliott (1934 - 1971) takes a ride in a pram after arriving at Toulouse during the Tour de France in July 1961. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images

Question: which Irish rider has worn the most yellow jerseys in the Tour de France? If you guessed Shay Elliott and Stephen Roche then give yourself (...)

Simon Yates descending  the Col du Galibier during the 2017 Tour de France. File photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The Tour de France holds many fond memories from an Irish perspective, not least Stephen Roche’s overall victory in 1987 and Sean Kelly winning the Gr(...)

Ireland’s Eddie Dunbar in action for Team Ineos during the stage 21 team-trial at the Giro d’Italia. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ask cycling analysts who the best Irish riders in history are and the same names will crop up. The trailblazer was Shay Elliott, who in the 1960s won (...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Barry Andrews speaking to media during the European count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The fourth MEP elected in Dublin, and the fifth in the Ireland South constituency, will have no formal or informal position, no salary, expenses or fa(...)

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