Sep 29, 2016

IOC censures three boxers for Rio bets

Three Olympic boxers — including one who bet on himself to lose — received “severe reprimands” on Wednesday for betting on fights during last month’s Rio de Janeiro Games. Ireland’s Michael Conlan and Steve Donnelly and Britain’s Antony Fowler were censured by the International ...

IOC executive Hickey arrested in Rio in ticketing probe

Aug 17, 2016

IOC executive Hickey arrested in Rio in ticketing probe

Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested International Olympic Committee executive member Patrick Hickey over alleged illegal sales of Rio Olympics tickets. Police said in a statement that Hickey, the 71-year-old head of the European Olympic Committees as well as the Irish national committee, was detained ...

Jul 29, 2016

Ireland plans for 'soft border' with U.K. after Brexit

Ireland is planning a system of electronic border surveillance that it hopes will prevent it having to erect physical barriers with Northern Ireland when Britain leaves the European Union, its customs service said on Thursday. The unexpected result of the June 23 referendum in ...

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Jun 19, 2016

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland on a day of contrasts at the European Championship on Saturday. There were mixed fortunes too for Iceland, which looked ...

Ireland marks centenary of revolt that led to independence

Mar 27, 2016

Ireland marks centenary of revolt that led to independence

Ireland on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion against British rule that paved the way for independence, with the largest commemorative events in the country’s history. The rebels who seized buildings across Dublin and proclaimed an Irish republic on ...