Wayne Lordan will be hoping to land the Tote Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh on board Fit For The Job for owner JP McManus. Photograph: James Crombie

JP McManus is renowned as one of National Hunt racing’s most powerful owners but his increasing influence on the flat can be further advertised sho(...)

Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club in Maynooth, Co Kildare: bought by the Comer Group for €10.5 million

A portfolio of seven hotels first offered for sale in January has sold for over €35 million. The so-called “Crystal Collection” included the Glenroyal(...)

Wayne Lordan on Hint Of A Tint goes clear to win the Topaz Mile Handicap on day two of the Galway races. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hint Of A Tint’s sliding handicap rating suggested a career on the wane, a suggestion the David Wachman-trained filly rebuffed in some style with a To(...)

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(...)

Barry Geraghty will be bidding for his first Galway Plate victory when he rides Shanpallas, owned by JP McManus, in today’s feature at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Even sporting greats like to get their new jobs off on the right foot and Barry Geraghty will hope Shanpallas can cement his position as JP McManus(...)

Patrick Mullins will ride  Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. The 10-year-old won both t(...)

John Gosden: trainer is expected to run Gretchen in Saturday’s evening’s €400,000 classic. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The top of the Darley Irish Oaks betting is dominated by home-trained fillies but the shape of the cross-channel challenge will become clear at Tuesd(...)

Ulick McEvaddy, the aviation tycoon, is backing the launch of an Irish company that plans to spend €20 million developing a drone project. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Sunday Times reports that EY has paid £2 million to settle a case taken against it by the administrators of Worldspreads, the collapsed Irish s(...)

Barry Geraghty: starts his new job as JP McManus’s jockey with three rides at Limerick on Sunday.   Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

In terms of profile, high summer may be National Hunt racing’s down time, but Sunday’s otherwise run-of-the-mill Limerick card is an important one fo(...)

 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(...)