Suzanne Burke, Athenry, Caithríona King, Cotofin, and Cathy Dillon, Athrenry, at the Galway Races on Tuesday evening. Photograph: The Irish Times

The big race on day two at Galway was won, interestingly, by a filly called Hint of a Tint. In certain west of Ireland accents, a tint is temporary re(...)

John Moloney, who is to retire as general manager of Galway Racecourse. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The tiny grey tower just down from the winning post bears a heavy symbolism. It was erected in the bacchanalian year of 2007 to manage the swarm of he(...)

James (Tex) Callaghan  after receiving details yesterday that his home at Menlo will be seriously affected by the proposed bypass. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway, Ballybrit racecourse and a number of residents have expressed disappointment at the proposed route for a €500 million bypass for Galway. (...)

Siobhan Talbot, who took over as group managing director from John Moloney in November 2013, took home a pay packet of €1.6 million last year

Food and ingredients group Glanbia paid its four top executives a combined pay packet of €4.22 million last year, 7.65 per cent higher than the €3.92 (...)

A Coillte plantation near  Horse & Jockey in Tipperary. It has hired a former advisor to the Minister for Agriculture as its new chief executive.

Coillte, the State forestry and landowning company, has hired a former adviser to the Minister for Agriculture as its new chief executive. The (...)

NUI Galway  is critical of the “narrow” focus on road options

Planners have received some 1,000 public submissions on road routes identified for the controversial Galway city “bypass” project.The N6 Galway City T(...)

Clongowes hooker John Moloney throws in at a lineout during the warm-up to the Leinster    Schools Senior Cup quarter-final against St Michael’s at Donnybrook. Photograph:   Colm O’Neill/Inpho 2:37

World Rugby, formerly the International Rugby Board, is clear about head injuries. It says that if a player is suspected of having a head injury th(...)

Former Galway mayor and Independent Cllr Catherine Connolly has questioned why light rail was not considered by the planners. Photograph: The Irish Times

Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney has warned that most of the routes proposed for the city’s new bypass run through Ballybrit and could force the(...)

 Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The value of Irish food and drink exports could easily increase by 50 per cent over the next 10 years if the sector plans its expansion in a sensible(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has asked 35 leading figures in the agri-food industry to work on the 2025 Agri-Food Strategy. Photograph: Eric Luke

An ambitious 10-year plan for the agri-food sector has been commissioned by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. He has asked 35 leading figures i(...)