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Cork City Council is to award President Michael D Higgins the freedom of the city. Photograph: The Irish Times

Cork City Council is to award President Michael D Higgins the freedom of the city. The decision followed a vote at a council meeting las(...)

A file image of President Michael D Higgin with former president Mary Robinson at Aras an Uachtarain. Mr Higgins is likely to join Ms Robinson in being conferred with the freedom of Cork city. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is set to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork city. City Lord Mayor, Cllr Catherine Clancy will next week ask coun(...)

Men’s Javelin competitor Terry McHugh in action at the Sydney Olympics. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

When it seemed another week of nothing but high praise for Brian O’Driscoll sounded a bit repetitive, along came some reminders of what it mean(...)

I was in the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, screaming myself hoarse, when Sonia O’Sullivan was agonizingly beaten by Gabriela Szabo in the 5000 metres final.

Today marks the first time we, the Irish women’s rugby team, will tog out to play in our own national rugby stadium. What I am conscious(...)

The Irish team after it won the Grand Slam in Milan in March last year;. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A day in the life of the Irish rugby squad. Up at the crack of dawn for a session in the gym, a full day of work or studies, then a training session i(...)

Jeremy Irons with his wife  Sinead Cusack. The actor is to be  bestowed with the  title of honorary Corkman  at the Cork Person of the Year awards. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons is to be made an ‘honorary’ Cork man at a ceremony in the city this week. Irons (65) is known for his contribution (...)

David Wallace massaged by Willie Bennett at the Ireland rugby training camp in 2001: “Nobody actually believes me that this actually happened. They think that I set it up, that I put on a tape or something and got them to pose for it. But genuinely I just happened to be in the room and it came on the television. It was a complete happy coincidence. They weren’t paying any attention to me, they were just working away. Willie was giving him a massage and there was different stuff on the TV. And then this shot came up and obviously when they saw it, they started laughing.”

The All Blacks were coming, coming. Tacking their merciless way down towards the Havelock Square end. Aside from the referee and the 15 Irish men tryi(...)

DSD club-mates Joe Sweeney and Maria McCambridge are the favourites to win the Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Not since John Treacy survived a minor hamstring cramp in the last mile to win the 1993 edition has the Dublin Marathon produced an Irish men’s winner(...)

Cork supporters Sarah McSweeney and Mariah Sheehan at Bishopstown GAA club during yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Provision

A nail-biting conclusion without the desired result led to a feeling of dejection at Bishopstown GAA club yesterday, home to Cork captain Pa Cronin an(...)

Derval O’Rourke, centre, trailing  eventual ‘winner’ Nevin Yanit of Turkey, left,  in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Gothenburg in March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For Derval O’Rourke, winning another European Indoor bronze medal will be worth the wait, if only in terms of inner satisfaction.With confirmation tha(...)

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