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Ireland’s Niamh McCarthy in action during Women’s Discus Throw F41 final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Late on Thursday night Niamh McCarthy won Ireland’s ninth medal of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the third silver medal, in the Women’s Discu(...)

Orla Barry of Ireland in action during the Women’s Discus F57 Final at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Orla Barry has won Ireland’s eighth medal of the Paralympics in Rio by claiming silver in the Women’s F57 Discus final at the Olympic stadium. The 26(...)

The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, overlooked by the Christ the Redeemer statue. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Like it or not, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad are coming. Blanket coverage begins late on Friday night with the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro’s (...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus is in talks with Qatar Airways, the biggest shareholder in its parent company IAG, about commencing flights from Dublin to Doha to connect (...)

End of strike revived bearish mood brought on by failure of major producers to agree to freeze output

Crude futures fell on Wednesday after Kuwaiti oil workers ended a three-day strike that had cut the nation’s crude output by around half, with worries(...)

A worker at Al-Sheiba oil refinery in the southern Iraq city of Basra. Photograph:  Essam Al-Sudani/Reuters

Oil prices remained slightly weaker after a meeting of major exporters ended without a deal to freeze production, but a major sell-off failed to mater(...)

Saudi Arabia’s minister of oil and mineral resources Ali al-Naimi (centre) arrives for the Opec meeting in the Qatari capital Doha. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

A deal to freeze oil output by Opec and non-Opec producers fell apart yesterday after Saudi Arabia demanded that Iran join in despite calls on Riyadh(...)

Rigging the market: The price of Brent crude oil rallied on Tuesday to $44.70 a barrel, its highest level this year, on reports that Saudi Arabia and Russia had struck a deal on production restrictions. Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto

Shares in Tullow Oil soared in Dublin yesterday on mounting hopes a meeting of oil superpowers this weekend may result in a production freeze in a (...)

Billy Walsh at the World Championships in Doha where Ireland claimed a record haul of three medals: The head coach has said if he wasn’t keen on staying he would have been gone by now. Photograph: Francis Myers/Inpho

Billy Walsh has insisted he is keen to stay put as head coach of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unit, while World champion Michael Conlan wants to s(...)

Michael Conlan (left) exchanges punches with Dzmitry Asanau, Belarus, in the world championship bantamweight 56kg semi-final bout. Conlan fights for world title tonight. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Back in April, Michael Conlan was on the verge of stepping out of a Venezuelan hotel and on to a flight towards professional boxing. Tonight, the 2(...)

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