Barry Geraghty: “I’m hoping I’ll be able to ride at the weekend, but I’m going to ride out in the morning and I’ll see how I feel.”   Photograph:  Julian Herbert/PA

Barry Geraghty remains hopeful of making his debut as retained jockey to leading owner JP McManus this weekend – despite being admitted to hospital(...)

First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon waves from aboard a helicopter before leaving the Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Ed Miliband’s admission that a Labour government is ”not going to happen” if the price of power is doing a deal with the SNP will drive more people to(...)

John Smith: “It was a really big change for us because we didn’t know much about Singapore and had never visited there, but the move has gone really well, particularly from a personal point of view”

Singapore has an enviable record when it comes to doing business. It has ranked first in countless surveys over the years for the openness of its econ(...)

From left: Scotland’s Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Labour leader Jim Murphy, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie during Tuesday night’s televised debate. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that a vote for the Scottish National Party in next month’s Westminster elections “doesn’t mean t(...)

Britain’s top share index notched up a new peak on Friday, with Irish cement firm CRH leading the market higher on expectations of European assets pur(...)

Download full spreadsheet of donors. Irish Times Data has digitised 20 years of filings made by Friends of Sinn Féin (FoSF), the party’s US fun(...)

Dr Lafayette Ronald Hubbard,  founder of the Church of Scientology, pictured in 1959. Photograph:  Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images

Allegations of intimidation and counter proceedings of alleged defamation involving existing and former members of the Church of Scientology linked fo(...)

Scientologists Zabrina Collins and Michael O’Donnell have won High Court orders restraining former Scientologists Peter Griffiths and John McGhee from harassing, assaulting or intimidating them. File photograph: Reuters

A judge has warned warring members and former members of the Church of Scientology to “sit down and be reasonable” with each other if they want to avo(...)

Sign outside the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock Co. Dublin  showing discounted beer prices including Heineken. The UK pub chain has resolved its row with the Dutch drinks group but Heineken is still of the menu in Ireland. (Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times)

UK pub group JD Wetherspoon has resolved its row with Heineken International, and the Dutch brewing company’s products are to be put back on the menu (...)

A still from a video by Bryan O’Brien showing  John Smyth speaking about his experience of being homeless in Dublin. 2:50

John Smyth was once a man with three trades. Now he is on the streets, one of 160 people sleeping rough every night in Dublin city centre. Mr Smyth (3(...)