Michael Dunlop won his 11th Isle of Man TT titlec. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

There was joy and pain for the Dunlop family on the Isle of Man on Friday, where Michael won his fourth TT title in a row and brother William broke h(...)

Winning combination: Michael, Robert and William Dunlop at the Mid Antrim 150 in 2007

At the annual International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy), motorcycles reach speeds of about 200 mph on twisting, narrow open roads. The festival, w(...)

Jockey Damien Oliver, celebrates on race favourite Fiorente celebrates after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photograph: Brandon Malone/Reuters.

The Willie Mullins trained Simenon finished fourth in the Melbourne Cup behind Fiorente. Red Cadeaux was runner-up once again in Australia’s premie(...)

The Dunlop National Rally Championship ends with Sunday’s Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally in Bantry, west Cork. Photograph: Inpho

The curtain falls on the Dunlop National Rally Championship with Sunday’s Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally in Bantry, west Cork. Although the Vard Memor(...)

T he old man rang me at eleven o’clock last Monday morning and – get this – asked me where I was.“I’m in bed,” I went. “Have you seen the time? What a(...)

“The shortcomings of our processes for investigating corruption are all too obvious today following the release of this chapter and last week’s collapse of the corruption trial because of the illness of former lobbyist Frank Dunlop.” Photograph: Collins Courts.

The publication yesterday of the “missing chapter” from the planning tribunal’s final report represents the final act of an inquiry that started 16 ye(...)

 Jim Kennedy: had denied giving Mr Dunlop £25,000 in 1991 to bribe councillors to vote in favour of rezoning land at Carrickmines

The Criminal Assets Bureau action against businessman Jim Kennedy is to proceed despite the criminal case against him having failed and the findings i(...)

Willie O’Donnell, service attendant at Dublin Castle, wheels out the transcripts from the final day of the Mahon Tribunal at the castle in October 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Given Ireland’s notoriously weak laws on white-collar crime, it was probably inevitable that the Director of Public Prosecutions would withdraw corrup(...)

For one weekend at least, Mondello Park in Co Kildare resembled the province of Palermo in Italy from where it takes its name. With temperatures in th(...)

The Aston Martin Racing Vantage   during qualifying. Photograph: Getty Images

Each year thousands of petrolheads travel from all corners of the globe to descend on the French village of Le Mans, for what is arguably the world’s (...)