Andy McCue,  chief executive, and Cormac McCarthy, chief financial officer, at the Paddy Power results  briefing  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Paddy Power’s new chief executive, Andy McCue, signalled a change of direction for the listed bookmaker at his first annual results presentation yeste(...)

Jockey Mark Walsh on board Kitten Rock clears the last hurdle ahead of  Glens Melody (David Casey) at Naas in January. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jezki proved in 2014 the potent Champion Hurdle threat a JP McManus ‘second-string’ can be and Kitten Rock is set to fill that role at Cheltenham nex(...)

 Connections of On the Fringe (Nina Carberry) seen here conceding to Tammys Hill (Robbie McNamara) at Leopardstown last month, are hoping for drying ground at Cheltenham next week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Enda Bolger hopes drying ground at Cheltenham can help make it third time lucky for On The Fringe when he lines up in next week’s Foxhunters. On the F(...)

 Hennessy Gold Cup winner Carlingford Lough (Tony McCoy)  is the one to watch out for in the Gold Cup, says Eddie O’Leary. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

(...) will do with Don Poli, high in the betting for both the RSA Chase and the National Hunt Chase, in both(...)

Supasundae wining at Ascot for Barry Geraghty in December. Johnny Burke takes up the ride  for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst

Supasundae is bred to win a classic on the flat so Henry De Bromhead is hoping that quality will come to the fore in Cheltenham’s sole contest on t(...)

Gordon Elliott and Bryan Cooper etc. Inpho.

The traditional nervous Cheltenham countdown for Ireland’s top jockeys isn’t preventing Barry Geraghty and Bryan Cooper from going into action at Down(...)

The victim  met a social worker who told her that a Garda would not do the things Idress was doing. As a result she contacted gardaí and they arrested him

(...) since May 2011, although there was no record of him entering the country. Garda Bryan Hunt told the(...)

‘Shay is a remarkable feature of this place. He left Ireland for Germany in 1981, working in bars and sleeping in digs until he could open his own place in 1985. A natural born publican, he is as comfortable in the role as you could possibly imagine.’

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins singled out JLT Novices’ Chase hopeful Vautour for special praise after his post-racing workout at Leopardstown on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Leopardstown

Willie Mullins singled out JLT Novices’ Chase hopeful Vautour for special praise after his post-racing workout at Leopardstown.Vautour was one of a tr(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan: “Events in the past year have highlighted the importance of providing a facility for anyone who has information they wish to report in a confidential manner.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Turf Club is prepared to pay reward money “up to five figures” for information supplied on a hotline established to combat activity which affect(...)