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Minister for Sport Shane Ross said it would be tragic if Irish boxing was sullied by the incident. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is sending letters to the UK’s minister for sport and to broadcasters Sky and BT to express “our outrage” about “absolutely unacceptabl(...)

“We are aware that there is an issue. Over 70s feel they should be allowed to go out and play tennis. But they are not the only group that is restricted in this phase,”said Tennis Ireland chief executive Richard Fahey.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Next week on May 18th, the Elm Park club in Dublin can open its doors to tennis players and golfers, the only difference being members of 70-years-old(...)

When urged to establish a stand-alone tourism portfolio by Independent TD Michael Collins,  Mr Varadkar asked which ministry Mr Collins wanted to abolish to make the proposal possible. Photograph: EPA

Ireland cannot reduce the VAT rate to zero per cent because it would contravene EU rules, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, following calls for the mea(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. “As she has not reached the pandemic swaddling stage, the serving Minister for Children (without a seat) was able to report for duty.” Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall/PA

Another blockbuster day in Leinster Houzzzz. . . Europe. Discuss. Views and thoughts very much welcomed by the Taoiseach. As opposed to thoughts an(...)

Tipperary’s Paul Curran fouls Richie Power of Kilkenny to give away a penalty during last year’s All-Ireland SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Government has kicked big ticket sports events down the road following Tuesday’s edict that bans mass gatherings of 5,000 people or more due to th(...)

A Gathering event in Millstreet, Co Cork in 2013.

Fáilte Ireland, the State tourism authority, is developing a proposal for a rerun of the year-long Gathering series of events that rebooted tourism in(...)

It’s a miracle that Irish basketball has stayed going despite the decades of neglect by official Ireland and the €1.5 million Basketball Ireland has now dared to publicly request is the least it deserves. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s already becoming lost in the mists of time and a thousand election promises but one of the small, significant disgraces of Irish sport remains pr(...)

Brendan Griffin: was first elected to the Dáil in 2011.

Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin was first elected as a TD in 2011, after serving in Kerry County Council for three years. The 37-year-old served as the m(...)

Danny Healy-Rae is on only 4 per cent of the vote. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimo

Sinn Féin is primed to top the poll in Kerry with Danny Healy-Rae in danger of losing his seat, a TG4 poll has found. The TG4/Ipsos MRBI poll of Ker(...)

Minister of Sport Shane Ross: ‘We have had very dark days in recent times. Some days I thought we would never get to where we are now.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has promised a “new milestone and a new dawn” for Irish football after a rescue package worth more than €30 million was (...)

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