Ruby Walsh clears the last on  Faugheen  on the way to winning the    Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former jockey Charlie Swan expects the “brilliant” Faugheen to win his second Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March following his stunning display at(...)

Faugheen and owner Rich Ricci are all smiles in the winner’s enclosure following their Irish Champion Hurdle win at Leopardstown. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Faugheen was acclaimed “a great champion”, and officially rated superior to his former stable companion Hurricane Fly, after a display for the a(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh celebrate Faugheen’s Champion Hurdle success at the Cheltenham Festival last March.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fresh from his spectacular recovery on Killultagh Vic on Sunday, Ruby Walsh can anticipate returning to Leopardstown with a rare pick of top-flight t(...)

Ruby Walsh aboard Faugheen after winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty.

Faugheen may be the headline act for Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle but he and his Willie Mullins-trained stable companions face a mammoth task in(...)

Former lobbyist Frank Dunlop made a settlement of €429,198 with Revenue.

Former lobbyist Frank Dunlop and retired jockey and trainer Charlie Swan are among 108 defaulters to be fined for failing to meet their tax obligation(...)

Aidan O’Brien: features in files given to the Revenue in 2010. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/©INPHO

Irish racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien (45) is among the Irish people who feature in the files from HSBC Private Banking in Geneva given to the Revenue(...)

The Graham Wylie owned On His Own is  joint-favourite with stablemate Boston Bob for the Hennessy Gold Cup, both  coming from  Willie Mullins’s yard. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Willie Mullins has turned the Grade 1 screw on his opposition with a vengeance in the past month and the champion trainer’s hot-streak shows no sign o(...)

Ruby Walsh on Hurricane Fly holds off Tony  McCoy on Jezki to win the  BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Connections of Jezki were happy enough with his run behind Hurricane Fly at Leopardstown on Sunday despite losing out to his old adversary for a fifth(...)

Charlie Swan is handing in his training licence to concentrate on the bloodstock and sales side of racing. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Charlie Swan is looking to Make A Track giving him the perfect send-off from training in the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran on Thursday.The f(...)

19/12/14 - NEWS - Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the   ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ at the 10th Annual  The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Joanna Morgan rode five winners on five continents during a pioneering riding career and she is set to finish her training career in exotic fashion i(...)