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  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(...)

Ireland’s Sanita  Puspure in action during her heat of the women’s single sculls at  Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There was a ‘so what’ attitude from Sanita Puspure when she came off the saltwater lake at Tokyo’s Olympic track at Sea Forest Waterway on Friday. ‘So(...)

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan: the lightweight sculls duo are  favourites to take the podium in Tokyo.  Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Paul O’Donovan, grunge rower. A shaman, lean and feral, his look today is paleo-chic. There’s the long dark hair and an unkempt beard, with crystal-cl(...)

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Fintan McCarthy Age: 24 Event: Lightweight Men’s Double Scull (LM2X) Titles: World Champion 2019, European Champion 2021 Club: Skibbereen RC (...)

 Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Emily Hegarty Age: 23 Event: Women’s Four Titles: World U23 Championships 2019 silver Club: UCC Rowing Club Another from the prolific Skibbe(...)

  Aoife Casey, left, and Margaret Cremen. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Aoife Casey Age: 22 Event: Lightweight Women’s Double Scull (LW2X) Titles: European U23 silver 2020 Club: UCC Rowing Club Began rowing in he(...)

Ten years ago poet and Fianna Fáil supporter Thomas McCarthy said the party was ‘not a political philosophy, as such’ but rather the combination of men, and it was largely men, of ‘certain social origins and frustrated private hopes’.

Ten years ago, just before Fianna Fáil’s decimation in the 2011 general election, poet Thomas McCarthy reflected in a column on the way in which Fiann(...)

The man was unanimously found guilty by a jury. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A man (34) has been jailed for two years after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman whom he drove home from a bar where he worked. D(...)

 Glounthane in east Cork, where a house  “was finished well but it attracted great interest at least partly as a result of companies telling people that they can now work from home”. File photograph: Google Street View

The changes in the State’s property market became clear to auctioneer James Colbert recently when he handled the sale of a house in Glounthane in east(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was murdered in West Cork in December 1996.

The makers of a new documentary on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier say they hope to have given a full picture of the mother-of-one as all too (...)

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