Brian Keogh: “If an opportunity comes along, at least take the time to consider it before you say No”

Brian Keogh has spent nearly 30 years teaching outdoor adventure sports and the last nine years running his own Wicklow-based business, Total Experien(...)

 Ryanair can presumably fall back on the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to refuse to review its original finding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair yesterday declared it was “manifestly wrong” of the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) to refuse to review its 2013 ruling that the (...)

Brian McCann and company: visitors ‘get the opportunity to hold the birds and to fly them’

Brian McCann spent 22 years as a firefighter before turning his passion for birds of prey into a business five years ago. What is special about your (...)

 Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary says the company is yet to receive a bid for its 29 per cent stake in Aer Lingus. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sentimentality about Aer Lingus as a national brand is “largely rubbish”, according to Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary.In a pre-recorded inter(...)

Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s Joe Hart appeals for offside recently. Photograph: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

We are approaching, as Alex Ferguson once charmingly described it, the nerve wracking “squeaky bum time” of the English football season. Half the Iris(...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father Ted after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder And Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Something seismic was necessary to shift Tony McCoy off Fairyhouse’s centre-stage but Katie Walsh managed it with aplomb in a dramatic Boylesports Iri(...)

 Tony McCoy is on the favourite Cantlow in Monday’s Irish Grand National but could be upstaged by Ruby Walsh in Sunday’s main event. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

So much of Fairyhouse’s 2015 Easter festival is going to be defined by Tony McCoy’s last appearances in Ireland that Gilgamboa would be a neat fit as(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Vautour clear the second last to win The JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Fairyhouse’s Easter Sunday highlight may be known as the Ryanair Gold Cup for the first time but officials are keeping their fingers crossed the race(...)

The showcase race at the Easter Festival is the Boylesports Irish Grand National, which this year has an increased prize pot of €275,000

It will plate about 2,100 corporate dinners, serve about 32,000 pints of beer and attract 1,000 visitors from Britain. This year’s Easter Festi(...)

Don Cossack will be entered in the three-mile Betfred Bowl at Aintree. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Don Cossack is set to be stepped back up to three miles at Liverpool and the Gigginstown Stud team are hoping their star chaser will enjoy better luc(...)