Horses cool down after the Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle at  Leopardstown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

12.20 – The Hope-Springs- Eternal Handicap Hurdle. On the Luas from Stephen’s Green a group of veteran racegoers from Munster remember Leopardstown wi(...)

Bryan Cooper celebrates winning the Lexus Steeplechase with Road To Riches at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival in Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Road To Riches is Ireland’s new big hope for Cheltenham Gold Cup glory in March after a brave Lexus Chase success at Leopardstown which capped a memor(...)

Christine and Elaine Furness from Clontarf at Leopardston races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a change to the going. The going is now soft,” echoed a disembodied voice over the speakers an hour into day one of (...)

Screenshot from Ryanair’s new US website which was launched on Tuesday. Photograph: ryanair.com/us

Ryanair has launched a new US website calling on American customers to “trade Route 66 for the Wild Atlantic Way”.The new website, which went live on (...)

International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh: covets Aer Lingus’s 23 Heathrow slot pairs and more transatlantic traffic. Photograph: Alan Betson

So Willie Walsh wants to acquire Aer Lingus, despite numerous protestations to the contrary over the past nine years. His timing looks good. Aer Lingu(...)

Gilgamboa will be the principal focus of the McManus team’s attention at Limerick on Friday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Gilgamboa skips a clash with Vautour at Leopardstown in favour of an appearance closer to home in Limerick’s €39,000 Grade Two St Stephen’s Day fea(...)

Crystal Amber, which has a stake of just under 3 per cent, believes Aer Lingus says it should be valued at €2.60 per share. Photograph: Frank Miller

The biggest institutional shareholder in Aer Lingus says it should be valued at €2.60 per share, €200 million above the valuation in British Airways o(...)

Ryanair has won a legal battle with one of their pilots who refused to move his working base from Marseille in France to Kaunas in Lithuania. In a dec(...)

The complicated nature of the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme was neatly illustrated on Wednesday at the Dublin Airport Radisson Hotel where Aer (...)

Don Cossack and Brian O’Connell (right) hold off the challenges of Boston Bob and Texas Jack to win the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Once dismissed by some as unreliable, Don Cossack now appears transformed, and his career-best performance winning Punchestown’s John Durkan Chase me(...)