Sport Ireland carried out 1,112 drugs tests last year but only one led to an anti-doping violation, the organisation's 2018 report has revealed.
Sport Ireland suspend funding to FAI amid furore over €100,000 "bridging loan" from former chief executive
Ireland’s state-funded sports body, Sport Ireland, has suspended all future funding to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), which has admitted it failed to comply with the rules in accepting a "bridging loan" of €100,000 (£87,000/$114,000) in 2017 from its then chief executive, John Delaney.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), widely criticised over its decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the alleged "bullying" that took place during the Executive Committee meeting which reached that decision, claims its programme is being destabilised by a "small, politically motivated group of detractors".
Olympic medallists continue to rally to support of Scott as pressure grows on World Anti-Doping Agency to conduct inquiry into bullying claim
Australia’s four-times Olympic race walk medallist Jared Tallent has declared the governance of the World Anti-Doping Agency, which last month controversially decided to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), as "not fit for purpose".
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) have welcomed a Government announcement that will see Sport Ireland receive a €6.5 million (£5.6 million/$7.5 million) increase in funding in 2019.
The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) has avoided sanctions from Sport Ireland after meeting a deadline to resolve outstanding governance issues.
Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) chief executive Fergal Carruth has said the body is “confident to a degree” of making a Sport Ireland deadline to resolve outstanding issues with the threat of further funding cuts looming.
The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) has been threatened with further funding cuts after it became embroiled in another bitter row over selection and governance.
Rowing and sailing have been given a boost in high-performance funding by Sport Ireland after success at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but boxing has seen its share slashed after the country failed to medal in the sport.
Irish politician Frank Feighan has called for athletes from Republic of Ireland to participate at the Commonwealth Games as a way to help improve relations with a post-Brexit Great Britain.
AIBA President to discuss "negative narrative" surrounding Irish boxing during meeting with Sports Minister
International Boxing Association (AIBA) President CK Wu will visit Dublin on January 18 in order to discuss the "current negative narrative" surrounding the Irish team along with the country's Sports Minister Patrick O’Donovan.
Double Paralympic gold medallist James Brown has been banned for two-and-a-half years after refusing to give a urine sample earlier this year.