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#Fiona Doyle

# fiona-doyle - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'I need to see you go into the ground,' Fiona Doyle tells her rapist father
# Patrick O'Brien
# Patrick O'Brien

'I need to see you go into the ground,' Fiona Doyle tells her rapist father

Sep 19th 2019, 11:21 PM 40,630 Views 17 Comments

Fiona Doyle suffered a decade of sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

# fiona-doyle - Friday 30 December, 2016

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking

Dec 30th 2016, 8:05 PM 14,551 Views 15 Comments

The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.

# fiona-doyle - Thursday 11 August, 2016

'I'm leaving after my fifth Olympics seeing it for what it is, sadly - a media franchise'
# Damning
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# Damning

'I'm leaving after my fifth Olympics seeing it for what it is, sadly - a media franchise'

Aug 11th 2016, 10:28 PM 21,267 Views 15 Comments

George Bovell, a bronze medalist at the 2004 Games, has launched a stinging attack on swimming’s governing body.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke
# Olympic Games
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# Olympic Games

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke

Aug 10th 2016, 6:13 PM 6,310 Views 18 Comments

The Limerick woman ended her first Olympics with 25th place in today’s heats.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 8 August, 2016

'Cheaters are cheaters' – Heartbreak for Fiona Doyle as she falls short to Russian
# Devastated
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# Devastated

'Cheaters are cheaters' – Heartbreak for Fiona Doyle as she falls short to Russian

Aug 8th 2016, 12:18 PM 49,227 Views 67 Comments

She missed out on the semi-finals as the previously-banned Yulia Efimova claimed victory in the heat.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland
# Irish Record
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# Irish Record

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland

Aug 7th 2016, 6:31 PM 6,101 Views 3 Comments

However, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 18 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle
# The Jerries
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# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle

Jul 18th 2016, 2:30 PM 5,798 Views 1 Comment

This Canada-based Limerick woman knows her way around a medal presentation.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'I'm not okay with just being okay' - Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle on her Olympic ambitions
# Going Swimmingly
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# Going Swimmingly

'I'm not okay with just being okay' - Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle on her Olympic ambitions

May 25th 2016, 7:45 AM 12,425 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old also spoke about the impact of the Zika virus on her plans for Rio.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

15 things we learned from the second episode of RTÉ's Road to Rio documentary
# Road To Rio
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# Road To Rio

15 things we learned from the second episode of RTÉ's Road to Rio documentary

May 18th 2016, 9:00 PM 5,853 Views 5 Comments

Tell us what you thought.

Doyle produces superb performance to finish 4th at European Championships
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

Doyle produces superb performance to finish 4th at European Championships

May 18th 2016, 8:42 PM 12,494 Views 15 Comments

The 24-year-old Limerick native just missed out on a medal in the 100m Breaststroke final in London.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

A day in the life of swimmer Fiona Doyle as she prepares for the Rio Olympics
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

A day in the life of swimmer Fiona Doyle as she prepares for the Rio Olympics

Feb 3rd 2016, 5:51 PM 6,654 Views 4 Comments

Her schedule is demanding, to say the least.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'You only get one shot at this' - Doyle ready for the big stage after biding her time
# Flying The Flag
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# Flying The Flag

'You only get one shot at this' - Doyle ready for the big stage after biding her time

Dec 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 40,057 Views 10 Comments

Canadian-based swimmer Fiona Doyle was the first Irish athlete to qualify for Rio 2016.

# fiona-doyle - Friday 10 July, 2015

Another medal! Fiona Doyle shocked herself with silver in 50m breaststroke
# Universiade
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# Universiade

Another medal! Fiona Doyle shocked herself with silver in 50m breaststroke

Jul 10th 2015, 8:01 PM 5,539 Views 8 Comments

The Limerick woman en route to Rio has had a brilliant week in South Korea.

# fiona-doyle - Thursday 9 July, 2015

A great week just got even better for Ireland's Fiona Doyle
# Universiade
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# Universiade

A great week just got even better for Ireland's Fiona Doyle

Jul 9th 2015, 8:42 PM 4,470 Views 4 Comments

The Limerick native claimed bronze over over 100 metres on Sunday.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 6 July, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: McIlroy crocked, crash at Le Tour and today's sport
# Monday
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# Monday

We'll Leave It There So: McIlroy crocked, crash at Le Tour and today's sport

Jul 6th 2015, 8:37 PM 17,614 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Ireland won a medal the World University Games while we have an update on Damien Duff’s future.

Ireland's Fiona Doyle adds bronze medal to Olympic qualification
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Ireland's Fiona Doyle adds bronze medal to Olympic qualification

Jul 6th 2015, 6:30 PM 6,696 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old claimed third in the 100m Breaststroke at the World University Games after securing an ‘A’ qualification time yesterday.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Fiona Doyle's mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation
# Arrest
# Arrest

Fiona Doyle's mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation

Jun 24th 2015, 7:13 PM 31,999 Views 0 Comments

Breda O’Brien was released without charge this afternoon.

# fiona-doyle - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Pipe bomb found under car of Fiona Doyle
# Attack
# Attack

Pipe bomb found under car of Fiona Doyle

Apr 14th 2015, 3:15 PM 32,178 Views 18 Comments

A cordon and road closures were put in place and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 26 January, 2015

Fiona Doyle: There are women out there who facilitate the rape and abuse of their children
# So Many Tears
# So Many Tears

Fiona Doyle: There are women out there who facilitate the rape and abuse of their children

Jan 26th 2015, 10:58 PM 30,873 Views 32 Comments

Fiona revealed today that her life story is being made into a film.

Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: "I'm not a victim anymore, I'm now a survivor"
# Revised Sentence
# Revised Sentence

Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: "I'm not a victim anymore, I'm now a survivor"

Jan 26th 2015, 12:20 PM 25,899 Views 21 Comments

Patrick O’Brien will now spend another 7 years in jail after it was ruled that his original three year sentence was too lenient.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 19 January, 2015

Court hears Patrick O'Brien's sentence was too lenient regardless of age or medical condition
# Revised Sentence
# Revised Sentence

Court hears Patrick O'Brien's sentence was too lenient regardless of age or medical condition

Jan 19th 2015, 8:32 PM 15,223 Views 0 Comments

The 74-year-old’s sentence was revised after the Court of Criminal Appeal ruled that his original three year sentence was too lenient.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Court rules Patrick O'Brien's sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient
# Not Enough
# Not Enough

Court rules Patrick O'Brien's sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient

Dec 17th 2014, 6:26 PM 34,106 Views 29 Comments

Patrick O’Brien had been given a 12-year sentence with 9 years suspended for the serial rape of his daughter Fiona Doyle.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.'
# Support
# Support

Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.'

Sep 7th 2014, 4:30 PM 8,974 Views 7 Comments

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is currently recruiting for volunteers.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Ireland's Fiona Doyle reaches 50m Breaststroke final at Euros
# Success
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# Success

Ireland's Fiona Doyle reaches 50m Breaststroke final at Euros

Aug 23rd 2014, 11:50 PM 1,937 Views 0 Comments

There was disappointment, however, for fellow Irish swimmer Sycerika McMahon.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Fiona Doyle unlikely to benefit following reports of Efimova doping positive
# No Change
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# No Change

Fiona Doyle unlikely to benefit following reports of Efimova doping positive

Jan 18th 2014, 12:41 PM 2,201 Views 2 Comments

The Irish swimmer finished second to Russia’s Yulia Efimova athlete at the World University Games last summer.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Ireland’s Barry Murphy wins bronze medal at European Swimming Championships
# Winning
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# Winning

Ireland’s Barry Murphy wins bronze medal at European Swimming Championships

Dec 14th 2013, 8:35 PM 13,093 Views 28 Comments

The swimmer produced a fantastic display to finish third today.

Irish swimmer Meegan breaks the national 1500m record by almost 10 seconds
# One To Watch
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# One To Watch

Irish swimmer Meegan breaks the national 1500m record by almost 10 seconds

Dec 14th 2013, 1:51 PM 2,431 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Barry Murphy and Fiona Doyle have qualified for the semi-finals of the European Short Course Swimming Championships.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Extract: I watched my father walk free from court after confessing to raping me
# Opinion
# Opinion

Extract: I watched my father walk free from court after confessing to raping me

Sep 28th 2013, 7:00 PM 742 Views 17 Comments

A sentence delivered by a judge frustrated by the inconsistent application of sentencing guidelines in Ireland saw Fiona Doyle’s abuser initially walk free from court – even after he admitted to sexually abusing her throughout her childhood.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 4 August, 2013

You tell ’em, Andy! It’s the sporting tweets of the week
# Twitterati
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# Twitterati

You tell ’em, Andy! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Aug 4th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,012 Views 0 Comments

Also featuring Gary Player, Joey Barton and Cian Healy.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Fiona Doyle fails to gain place in final despite breaking Irish record
# Happy Days
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# Happy Days

Fiona Doyle fails to gain place in final despite breaking Irish record

Aug 3rd 2013, 6:37 PM 1,495 Views 2 Comments

The Irish swimmer finished with a time of 31.52 seconds this evening.

# fiona-doyle - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Doyle takes place in world's top 20 as McMahon heads for Texas with new national record
# World Championships
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# World Championships

Doyle takes place in world's top 20 as McMahon heads for Texas with new national record

Aug 1st 2013, 2:37 PM 1,207 Views 0 Comments

Limerick native Fiona Doyle was a split second off her personal best in the 200 metre breaststroke.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 29 July, 2013

'Bittersweet' night as Fiona Doyle finishes 11th in the world
# World Swimming Champs
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# World Swimming Champs

'Bittersweet' night as Fiona Doyle finishes 11th in the world

Jul 29th 2013, 7:34 PM 1,720 Views 1 Comment

Lithuanian teen Ruta Meilutyte blitzed the field to set a new world record in tonight’s 100m breaststroke semi-finals.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Fiona Doyle taking fresh belief and form to World Championships
# Interview
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# Interview

Fiona Doyle taking fresh belief and form to World Championships

Jul 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,558 Views 5 Comments

Winning World University Games silver has only just started to settle in as the Calgary-based swimmer lines up in Barcelona

# fiona-doyle - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Fiona Doyle misses out on bronze medal — by 1/100th of a second
# World University Games
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# World University Games

Fiona Doyle misses out on bronze medal — by 1/100th of a second

Jul 16th 2013, 7:45 PM 2,722 Views 19 Comments

Limerick’s Doyle finished fourth by the smallest of margins in the 50m breaststroke final.

# fiona-doyle - Friday 12 July, 2013

Fiona Doyle wins silver for Ireland at World University Games
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Fiona Doyle wins silver for Ireland at World University Games

Jul 12th 2013, 5:47 PM 7,181 Views 17 Comments

Fiona Doyle set a new Irish senior record as she finished second in today’s 100m breaststroke final.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape

Jun 12th 2013, 12:31 PM 9,975 Views 51 Comments

The Wicklow woman, who suffered a decade of abuse at the hands of her father, is backing the findings of a report on sentencing.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched

Apr 6th 2013, 6:32 PM 5,553 Views 11 Comments

The movement has called for change and more transparency in Ireland’s justice system.

# fiona-doyle - Friday 15 February, 2013

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence
# Fiona Doyle
# Fiona Doyle

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Feb 15th 2013, 2:21 PM 10,861 Views 31 Comments

Fiona Doyle said today that she may also pursue her mother in the courts.

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