Willie Mullins has been pleased with the progress of Annie Power as the mare continues recovery from injury. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins raised the possibility of Annie Power making a competitive appearance before the Cheltenham Festival after issuing a positive (...)

Bryan Cooper rides No More Heroes to victory in the  Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Steeplechase at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

(...). But the first major National Hunt fixture of the season revealed again how rare such feelgood “little(...)

Trainer Pat Fahy:  he initially reported he would consider an appeal after consulting with Frank Berry, racing manager to Shantou Ed’s owner JP McManus, and a day later did not rule it out

Trainer Pat Fahy has indicated he is considering an appeal against a €1,000 fine after his runner Shantou Ed was suspended for 30 days for br(...)

Alvisio Ville: faces a tough task on his first start over fences in the 11.40 opener at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

JP McManus has 19 runners carrying his famous colours at the opening session of Fairyhouse’s ‘Winter Festival’ today but of them all perhaps th(...)

Bryan Cooper on Identity Thief: the jockey has skipped Newbury’s Hennessy Gold Cup for a trip to Newcastle. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Henry De Bromhead’s career haul of Grade 1 victories currently stands at 13 but the in-form trainer will hope Identity Thief proves a lucky r(...)

Tony McCoy rides Jezki (right) to win the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle as Ruby Walsh on Arctic Fire falls earlier this year in Liverpool. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Since National Hunt racing’s elite performers invariably target Cheltenham in March there(...)

The accused  admits there was some sexual contact with the woman but maintains that it was consensual and that he did not know she was mentally impaired.   Photograph: Collins Courts.

(...) national, told officers he had lived in Ireland for several years. He said he would walk around his area(...)

Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey of Ireland in action in the 49er Women’s race during the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

(...) also hinge on whether an African crew enters the Olympics hunt, as one place is available for this(...)

An man who allegedly raped a woman with Down syndrome told gardaí­ when arrested that he wanted “this woman to stand in front of me”. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times.

(...) “you have proof” . The accused, who is a foreign national, was handcuffed and brought to the garda(...)

Shaneshill made a winning chasing debut at Thurles on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

Shaneshill, runner-up to Douvan in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle last season, made a winning chasing debut in the Killinan Beginners Chase at Thu(...)