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Cliona O’Leary with rowing silver medalists Gary and Paul O’Donovan from Skibbereen.

The tranquillity of Drimoleague might always have come as a welcome respite from a busy working life in Dublin, but Cliona O’Leary will hardly have we(...)

The Irish Olympic team arrived back in to Dublin airport on Wednesday from Rio. Boxers Paddy Barnes (far right) and Michael Conlon. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

An unrepentant Michael Conlan defended his expletive-laden outburst following his controversial Olympic boxing defeat as Team Ireland arrived home on (...)

Hurling: The sport I hear myself describing in reply sounds less like an outdoor pursuit and more like a yogic journey toward self-discovery.

We came, we saw, we flipped the bird to some judges and got put in jail. Put it in the books – we really did outdo ourselves this Olympics. Our cynici(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross said Mr Justice Carroll Moran had been appointed to oversee the inquiry which follows controversy around the issue that has overshadowed Ireland’s participation at the Games in Rio this month.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has appointed a data security company to “secure, copy and seal” all electronic communications ahead of the inqui(...)

Irish rowers Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Up to 10,000 people are due to attend the homecoming of Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan next week in Skibbereen, Co Cork. The rowe(...)

Irish sailor Annalise Murphy brings Olympic silver home 1:14

Olympic sailing silver medallist 26-year-old Dubliner Annalise Murphy has been greeted by family, friends and supporters after her arrival in Dublin A(...)

Olympic Silver medal winner Annalise Murphy , with her grand-mother Betty Murphy, on her return to Dublin from the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It seems absurd now but sailing star Annalise Murphy revealed her Olympics in-joke was that she just hoped not to finish last. Then she took silver. (...)

Russia have failed in their appeal against Paralympic ban. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Russia has failed in an appeal against its exclusion from the Rio Paralympic Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced. The Russian Par(...)

Lawyers for Pat Hickey, who has stepped aside temporarily as Olympic Council of Ireland president, have denied that he attempted to evade arrest by Brazilian police. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Lawyers for Pat Hickey, who has stepped aside temporarily as Olympic Council of Ireland president, have denied that he attempted to evade arrest by Br(...)

Speedo announced  that they are dropping their sponsorship of USA’s Ryan Lochte. File photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Swimmer Ryan Lochte has taken a massive financial hit less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, following a drunken incident he tried t(...)

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