Onenightidreamed (pink cap),  ridden by WM Jordan, coming home to win in Leopardswown last May. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Onenightidreamed is in line to try and record back to back wins in Sunday’s Group 3 Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown. Tommy Stack’s mud-loving star j(...)

Power on: Given the skills shortage in the industry, technology companies are being defined by how well they can recruit, and keep, strong talent as persuading people to relocate from their home country can be very difficult.

Dublin may have no problems in attracting the big hitters in the technology industry to set up shop here but with a skills shortage in the industry, (...)

The success of the Great Western Greenway in Co Mayo can be seen in the hundreds of Irish people who take to the route every week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three significant occurrences in the past seven years have turned cycling in Ireland into a more popular activity. They are the Dublin Bikes scheme in(...)

Professor Louise Richardson has been nominated  as Oxford University’s next Vice-Chancellor - a post equivalent to chief executive. Photograph: University of St Andrews

Waterford-born academic Prof Louise Richardson is set to become the first woman to lead the University of Oxford. The university, the oldest in the En(...)

The number of common dolphins stranded throughout the country since October is close to the amount that should be expected for an entire year

Scientists have expressed alarm at a recent spike in dolphin strandings which has seen almost 20 of the animals recovered on Irish shores in the last (...)

Jamie Codd guiding  Shaneshill to victory at Punchestown. The Grade One Bumper winner will be fancied in the Navan Novice Hurdle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Shaneshill is the star equine attraction on Navan’s Grade Two card but Davy Condon’s return to action will be the most welcome element to the pre-fe(...)

Up to 30 residents of a second direct provision centre in Waterford have begun a protest over asylum application delays .The residents of Atlantic Hou(...)

Grace O’Sullivan on Tramore beach in Co Waterford. “As an Irish person and an environmental person I look towards Europe.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Former Greenpeace activist turned would-be politician Grace O’Sullivan has admitted she was reluctant to join the electoral fray when asked to run fo(...)

Sunrise over Waterford estuary and the meeting of the Three Sister, the Barrow, Nore and Suir. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“There are three towns in Tramore, ” says John Culbert, former chairman of the town’s Chamber of Commerce. “The tourist area, the new housing e(...)

The great joy of knowing a local beauty spot like the back of your hand is at the heart of The Backstrand, a new book on the tidal lagoon behind the m(...)