Valseur Lido tops the weights for this year’s Irish Grand National and is one of 17 entries for Willie Mullins. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins is making a concerted effort to end his Irish Grand National hoodoo by entering 17 horses for the Boylesports-sponsored staying handica(...)

 Trainer Mouse Morris: “I imagine he’ll go straight to Cheltenham now. He showed at Liverpool that he is much better on good ground.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

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A model, dating from 2010, showing a proposed new development in Moyross, Limerick as part of the Limerick Regeneration Plan.

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Tom Joe McManus, Drumshanbo, collecting fodder brought in from Brighton, England, and distributed to farmers affected by the fodder shortage, at Kiltoghert Co-Op, Co Leitrim on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Dick Barry (second from right), then parliamentary secretary (minister of state) to the minister for health, pictured in April 1974 at the annual general meeting of St Ultan’s Hospital in Dublin with JJ Jones, chairman; Anne McEvoy, matron; and Seán Hurley, secretary. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry played a prominent role on the Cork political stage but also served as a stalwart for Fine(...)