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Company founded by suspected crime boss Kinahan moving into football

MTK Global announces it is setting up a football agencyMove will raise concern among game’s authoritiesMTK Global, the boxing management company founded by the alleged Irish gangster Daniel Kinahan, has announced it is moving into football.The group – …

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Reporter rebuffs Billy Joe Saunders’ offer to fix Daniel Kinahan interview

Boxer urged Irish journalist to ‘write something nice’Suspected Dublin crime boss lists Tyson Fury among clientsThe boxer Billy Joe Saunders has challenged a journalist to “write something positive about Daniel Kinahan” in exchange for being granted a …

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Suspected crime boss Kinahan ‘still working in boxing’, Panorama reports

Panorama to air evidence of Daniel Kinahan’s involvementBarry McGuigan says: ‘There is an intimidation effect’The murky world of professional boxing is under fresh scrutiny as a BBC Panorama investigation claims to have found clear evidence that “a sus…

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Irish surfer Conor Maguire catches ‘Ireland’s biggest wave’

Surfer tackles huge swell off Co Sligo – after checking lockdown rules allowed itIt’s been compared to the monstrous big waves of the Pacific. But for Conor Maguire, an Irish surfer, who has claimed what may be his country’s largest ever swell, it was …

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Book that bursts John Delaney’s FAI bubble deserves champagne treatment | Barry Glendenning

The Irish bestsellers chart is deservedly dominated by an examination of the incredible financial shenanigans at the Football Association of IrelandDespite grabbing public interest with such force it is currently keeping even the mighty Midas that is R…

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Gary O’Toole: ‘There are people like George Gibney in every sphere of society’ | Donald McRae

The Irish Olympic swimmer turned surgeon has played a central role in a 28-year fight to bring his former coach to justice “You know the old story of Pandora’s box?” Gary O’Toole asks quietly on another evening of lockdown in Dublin. The former Irish O…

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George Gibney can run from Ireland but his past will always find him | Barry Glendenning

The former Ireland Olympic swimming coach was accused of sexual offences dating back decades and a new podcast series renews hope his victims will finally see justice doneIt’s taken her decades to get here but in conversation at her home in Cork, Tric …

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George Gibney can run from Ireland but his past will always find him | Barry Glendenning

The former Ireland Olympic swimming coach was accused of sexual offences dating back decades and a new podcast series renews hope his victims will finally see justice doneIt’s taken her decades to get here but in conversation at her home in Cork, Tric …

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George Gibney can run from Ireland but his past will always find him | Barry Glendenning

The former Ireland Olympic swimming coach was accused of sexual offences dating back decades and a new podcast series renews hope his victims will finally see justice doneIt’s taken her decades to get here but in conversation at her home in Cork, Tric …

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Jack Charlton funeral: family and fans pay tribute to ‘footballer, friend, family man’

Wellwishers line the streets of Ashington, Northumberland, to honour football greatThe grandchildren of World Cup winner Jack Charlton have paid tribute to “a proud Englishman, a proud northerner and a proud honorary Irishman” at his funeral service.Th…

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Jack Charlton obituary

Leeds United footballer and member of the victorious 1966 World Cup England squad, he went on to manage the Republic of IrelandJack Charlton, who has died aged 85 after suffering from lymphoma and dementia, spent a large part of his life in the shadow …

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Jack Charlton: his life and times – in pictures

World Cup winner Jack Charlton, who forged a successful career in management after hanging up his boots, has died aged 85. Charlton was an Elland Road legend, spending his whole playing career at Leeds United. As Republic of Ireland manager he took the…

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The forgotten story of … Jimmy Hasty, Irish football’s one-armed wonder

Hasty was one of football’s most remarkable and overlooked players – who then fell victim to a malignant arc of historyIn October 1960 Jim Malone, the chairman of Dundalk football club, told the board he had discovered an exciting talent, a centre-forw…

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Irish government contacts UAE over crime boss role in Fury-Joshua bout

Daniel Kinahan praised by Fury over title fight ‘Big shout out to Dan. He got this done,’ says FuryThe Irish government has contacted the United Arab Emirates over the involvement of an Irish crime boss in a proposed boxing match between Tyson Fury and…

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Irish government contacts UAE over crime boss role in Fury-Joshua bout

Daniel Kinahan praised by Fury over title fight ‘Big shout out to Dan. He got this done,’ says FuryThe Irish government has contacted the United Arab Emirates over the involvement of an Irish crime boss in a proposed boxing match between Tyson Fury and…

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Conor McGregor calls on military to help enforce Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown

MMA fighter calls for action in Facebook videoCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coverageConor McGregor has called on the military to be deployed to help enforce Ireland’s increased coronavirus lockdown.On Friday night, the Irish government tol…

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Cork racecourse to become coronavirus testing centre

• Horse racing is suspended in Ireland until April 19• Sustained period without racing is ‘potentially catastrophic’Cork racecourse will become a testing centre for coronavirus from Thursday morning as Irish racing lends its support to government effor…

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Talking Horses: PM Leo Varadkar calls halt to racing in Ireland

The country’s attempt to host one meeting per day behind closed doors turned out to be a shortlived oneIreland’s attempt to continue racing behind closed doors during the coronavirus crisis came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when Leo Varadkar, the countr…

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Talking Horses: Flat trainers show their support as Ireland keeps racing

There are double-figure fields for all but one of the eight races at Dundalk, as horse racing continues behind closed doorsIreland’s Flat trainers have come out in force to support the first meeting in the country since Horse Racing Ireland decided to …

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Ireland v Italy should be postponed due to coronavirus, says health minister

Simon Harris says Six Nations game is significant risk ‘People will be travelling from an affected region’The Six Nations fixture between Ireland and Italy in Dublin on 7 March should not take place due to the risk posed by the coronavirus, the health …