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Valerie’s Law: Megan Cusack in the Sistah Space campaign for UK police to be better trained about domestic violence

The Call the Midwife star Megan Cusack is joining FKA Twigs and Leah Harvey to front a new campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence. The Iris(...)

Kellie Harrington with coaches John Conlan and Zaur Antia after her semi-final win over Thailand’s  Sudaporn Seesondee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last weekend of the Olympic Games and people are coming up for air after more than two weeks below the surface. From the steamer of the golf cours(...)

Broadcaster Flor MacCarthy   delved into her family history and learned about a story from the War of Independence that had remained largely unspoken of. Photograph: iStock.

A broadcaster who delved into the past to learn about her descendants’ lives has uncovered an unlikely story. RTÉ presenter Flor MacCarthy found out (...)

Irish Rower, Eimear Lambe, from Cabra, Dublin, who won a bronze medal at Dublin Airport following her return from the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan,  with her parents, Sheila and Noel and sisters, (from left), Claire, Aideen and Sinead. Picture date: Sunday August 1, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SPORT Olympics. Photo credit should read: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

Ireland’s successful Olympians returned to their respective homes last night and to communities bursting with pride at their achievements. The Covid-(...)

Emily Hegarty, Fiona Murtagh, Paul O’Donovan, Fintan McCarthy, Aifric Keogh and Eimear Lambe return home with their medals from Tokyo, at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

It was the strangest type of homecoming for Ireland’s triumphant Olympic rowers. There was no phalanx of media or film crews and no expectant crowds (...)

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan   celebrate their gold medal  victory in the Men’s Double Sculls at the   Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo. Photograph: Steve McArthur/Inpho

Few of us can ever begin to imagine being stuck in this moment. Olympic champion, Olympic gold medal winner, immortal in your own event and a rare and(...)

Sean O’Brien (left) captain and TJ Ryan, secretary of Skibbereen rowing club. Photograph: Provision

It was a hectic night for Trish O’Donovan McCabe, mother of Olympic gold medal winning rower Paul O’Donovan. The excitement of watching her son and (...)

 Fintan McCarthy (L) and Paul O’Donovan of Ireland pose with their gold medals after winning the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls final during the Rowing events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Olympic Gold medalist Paul O’Donovan has said he and his rowing partner Fintan McCarthy are “just here trying to be the best we can be”. The Skibbere(...)

Ireland’s Fintan Mc Carthy and Paul O’Donovan react at the end of the men’s lightweight double sculls semi-final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 28th, 2021. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/ AFP via Getty Images

Trish O’Donovan, mother of Olympic Silver medallists Paul and Gary, normally sets the alarm for the middle of the night rowing heats at the Olympics g(...)

  Ireland’s Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty  pose with their bronze medals after the Women’s Four final   in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

They were more or less 200 metres from the finishing line when suddenly those fateful words from Aifric Keogh started racing around in my head. God kn(...)

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