Vroum Vroum Mag, with Ruby Walsh on board, clears the last fence before winning the Betdaq Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

It says much about Willie Mullins’s overarching dominance that Friday’s 29 to 1 Punchestown hat-trick got widely regarded as merely being a return to (...)

Export revenues currently account for 40 per cent of Obelisk’s turnover

Cavan-headquartered telecoms services group Obelisk is to create 200 new jobs after raising €6 million in funding to drive expansion in the UK and So(...)

Tom Scudamore hugs  Thistlecrack after the win in the Ryanair World Hurdle at Cheltenham on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Thistlecrack was notable for being the sole home-trained winner on Day Three of the Festival but his superb Ryanair World Hurdle victory would have b(...)

Limini and Ruby Walsh after victory in the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle Race. Photograph: Andrew Boyers

Irish trained horses enjoyed a St Patrick’s Day bonanza at Cheltenham with only the Ryanair World Hurdle winner Thistlecrack preventing an unprecedent(...)

The August 15th, 1998, Omagh  bombing took the lives of 29 people and a woman heavily pregnant with unborn twin girls. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

In terms of achieving justice the Omagh families have reached “the end of the line”, conceded Michael Gallagher. It is not going to happen. Mr Gallag(...)

Bryan Cooper on Don Cossack: one of Gigginstown Stud’s big contenders for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The question of whether or not Don Cossack wears cheek-pieces in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup could come down to ground conditions at the National (...)

Anna Van den Troost on Nil Kamla, left, on her way to winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship at the White Turf races in St Moritz. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP

The lead-in to Cheltenham will contain near-forensic examination of the form shown by the various top stables and Ball D’Arc’s Grade Two victory at Na(...)

Queen Mother Champion Chase hopeful Sizing Granite has moved from Harry De Bromhead’s yard  to Colm Murphy’s Wexford stable. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Grade 1 winning chaser Sizing Granite has been moved to Co Wexford trainer Colm Murphy by his owners, Ann and Alan Potts. Formerly handled by (...)

Robert Power celebrates with with trainer Charles O’Brien and his daughter Natalie after winning the The Coral.ie Hurdle on Henry Higgins  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Robbie Power is no Eliza Doolittle, but he got the equine Henry Higgins moving his “bloomin’ arse” to devastating effect at Leopardstown on Sunday an(...)

Limerick’s current captain Shane Duggan’s father was the last man to score for the club at Markets Field 31 years ago. The Garyowen venue is again the club’s home ground. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

His father having scored the last league goal at the venue 31 years ago provides added resonance for current Limerick captain Shane Duggan as the club(...)