High Court rules engineer is entitled to challenge Laois County Council over selection policy of personnel to carry out tests. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An engineer is entitled to challenge a county council’s practice of only using its own personnel to carry out tests on the suitability of soil for was(...)

 Derry’s Dean Jarvis and Drogheda’s Cathal Brady in action at the Brandywell. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty / Inpho / Presseye

Derry City 5 Drogheda United 0Minus the services of five first- team players due to suspension, Drogheda United were put the sword at the Brandywell, (...)

France’s Roger Bost, with Poker Des Dames, competes in the Serpentine Speed Stakes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the leading American horses, Blue Angel – by the former Billy Twomey Nations Cup and Grand Prix winning stallion Luidam – showed her class yest(...)

 Jessica Springsteen (USA), daughter of Bruce Springsteen, on Davendy S, in the Speed stakes No 1. Entries for the horse show’s 125 competitions and classes were up by 5 per cent this year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Both the number and the quality of events being booked at the RDS premises in Ballsbridge are increasing as the economy improves, its chief executive(...)

Preparations for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show get under way at the RDS in Ballsbridge yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

There has been a great focus on anniversaries in recent months but one notable one passed without much fanfare earlier this year. The first Dublin Ho(...)

International rider Nicola Fitzgibbon on Eliot and barbershop singers at the RDS for the launch of this year’s Discover Ireland Horse Show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Dublin Horse Show is expected to inject more than €43 million into the local economy this week, with around 100,000 people due to attend the five-(...)

Derry City’s Cliff Byrne in action during the Europa Cup clash against Shakhtyor Soligorsk at the Stroitel Stadium, Soligorsk, Belarus. Photo: Kirill Pavlovich/Inpho

Shakhtyor Soligorsk 5 Derry City 1 Derry City may have stunned Shakhtyor Soligorsk after just six minutes in Belarus last night, but it ended miserab(...)

Ryan McBride and Cliff Byrne of Derry City in action against  Aberystwyth Town last week. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho.

Cliff Byrne and Ryan McBride return to the Derry City defence for tonight’s Europa League second qualifying round encounter with Shakhtyor Soligorsk, (...)

The RDS will increase capacity from 18,500 to 25,000 for the 2017 season.

Leinster and the RDS do not foresee any issues arising from plans to increase the size of their stadium in Ballsbridge. In redeveloping the current g(...)

Leinster and the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) have agreed to redevelop their grounds in Dublin into a 25,000 capacity stadium. The design of the new com(...)