Shares in Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment crashed by nearly 10% despite the betting company expressing confidence that the Cheltenham horseracing festival will go ahead next month amid fears mass public events could be caught up in the fallout from the spread of the coronavirus.
When Health Minister Simon Harris recently signed legislation to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a five-year pilot basis, he opened the door wider for an emerging sector which has significant potential to create jobs and a new revenue stream for the Government’s coffers.
Watching some of the scenes from recent GAA matches makes you wonder whether those who take part in such events ever consider that what they are doing is probably criminal in nature and that they might also be found personally liable in compensation to any victim, writes
Corkman Finbarr Kirwan, formerly of the Irish Sports Council, is now senior director of performance with the US Olympic Committee. His job is putting US athletes on an Olympic podium, the currency he deals in is medals. Billy Walsh has already been tempted Stateside to drive standards in American boxing and Kirwan sees more Irish coaches moving to the US.
A MISSPENT youth means different things to different generations. In the 1950s and ’60s in places like River City they had Trouble with a capital ‘T’, and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands for Pool!
Coaches and school chiefs in Colorado have been suspended amid a police child abuse investigation, following "extremely distressing" videos that show high school cheerleaders screaming in pain while being pushed into splits during practice.
Nature in ‘health benefits’ shock! There is not much controversy in Florence Williams’s impassioned and thorough exploration of nature’s impact on our bodies, psyches and creativity — but that is not the point.
US President Donald Trump has praised new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch during a White House swearing-in ceremony as a jurist who will rule "not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of the law".