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 Ireland’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan  celebrate winning silver medals in rowing at the Rio Olympics. File photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The success of Irish rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan at the Rio Olympics has prompted a huge surge in interest in the sport, according to Rowing Irelan(...)

Former Olympic Committee of Ireland (OCI) president  Pat Hickey arrives at a residential building after leaving the Bangu Jails Complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 30th, 2016. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey left prison on Tuesday morning local time, a day after a Brazilian appeal court judge ordered h(...)

Annalise Murphy and Capt Con Murphy at the naming of the 77 ASL Aviation aircraft. Photograph: David O’Shea

Not long after her glorious homecoming with Olympic silver, attention began to switch to the other part of Annalise Murphy’s triumphant sailing story (...)

Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

An appeal court judge in Rio de Janeiro has ordered the release of Pat Hickey from prison. Mr Hickey – who recently stepped aside as head of the Olym(...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan with the steak and spuds presented to them from Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic silver medallists, Gary and Paul O’Donovan spoke of their astonishment at the reception they have received in west Cork since returning home f(...)

Annalise Murphy christens her Olympic boat 0:31

Annalise Murphy, who won silver for Ireland in laser radial sailing at Rio 2016, christens her Olympic boat 'Good Egg'.

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(...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan with the steak and spuds presented to them at their homecoming at Cork Airport. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Olympic silver medallist rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan received a rapturous reception as they arrived home at Cork Airport on Sunday night. Hundreds(...)

Pat Hickey of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Pat Hickey and British businessman Marcus Evans co-ordinated the responses of the two companies caught up in the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) tick(...)

The secretary general of the OCI, Dermot Henihan, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The OCI has confirmed two Irish Olympic boxers are facing disciplinary action for gambling during the Rio Games. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Two Irish Olympic boxers are facing disciplinary action from the International Olympic Committee for gambling during the Rio Games. A source within(...)

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