Former Olympic Council of Ireland president  Pat Hickey  during an interview at the 2015 European Games in Baku. File photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

A number of Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) committee members staged a walkout in late August prior to a committee meeting in Dublin because Pat Hick(...)

A man holds up Olympics tickets to sell in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The OCI’s executive committee played no role in appointing the council’s authorised ticket reseller for the Rio Games, a review has found. File photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) played no role in appointing the council’s authorised ticket reseller for the Rio Game(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Board members Sonia O’Sullivan (right) and CEO of Swim Ireland Sarah Keane arrive at the offices of law firm Arthur Cox in Dublin City centre where the OCI held a meeting to discuss the Olympic tickets controversy.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

After a meeting of its executives that lasted over five hours, the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has decided to appoint a legal firm in Brazil “to (...)

John Delaney and Pat Hickey at an Olympic Council of Ireland extraordinary meeting in 2008: the FAI chief executive has been touted as a possible successor at the head of the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Patrick Hickey Mr Hickey has temporarily stepped aside as OCI president and other Olympic roles as he is currently in Rio de Janeiro’s Bangu Prison a(...)

The conference heard that funding “cuts were having most impact on those who are least equipped to deal with the fallout”. Photograph: Getty Images

Employers need to share the cost of running the higher education system in return from the benefits they get from Irish graduates, the chairman of Ins(...)

Asafa Powell: headlines a meet in Athlone that also includes American sprinter Carmelita Jeter plus the world’s leading high jumper  Mutaz Barshim. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

In the legal sense Asafa Powell is perfectly entitled to run and the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) have also been defending the moral sense o(...)

Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan and Russia’s Anna Alminova compete in the heats of the women’s 1,500m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009. When Alminova was stripped of the gold medal, McGettigan received the bronze. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She didn’t name any names, nor indeed could she, although Roisin McGettigan is pretty certain other Irish athletes have been denied a place on the med(...)

Athlone IT said it was “not in any discussions with any single partner” for now, but it was open to collaborations and believed that pursuing university status would help raise standards at the college in any event.

Athlone IT has become the latest institute of technology to make a bid for university status. All but three of the State’s 14 institutes of technology(...)

Liam Hennessy: “Our basic jurisdiction is the political boundary as recognised by the IAAF.”

Athletics Ireland has strongly defended its decision to reject a motion for next month’s Congress which called for the setting(...)

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