C&F Tooling designs and manufactures wind turbines and renewable-energy solutions as well as other machine parts.

Pre-tax profits at Galway manufacturing group C&F Tooling reduced by 41 per cent in 2012 to €3.75 million in spite of a major increase in revenues(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins with Hurricane Fly at his yard, at Closutton, Co Carlow, during a stable visit to announced the entries for the seven Grade One races at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

To plug Leopardstown’s Christmas festival, Willie Mullins paraded 30 horses at his Co Carlow stables yesterday. And if the champion trainer needed rea(...)

Mayo supporter John Dunne outside his home yeaterday at Hawthorn Place in Knocknacarra, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It may be little known in Dublin, but is well-known in the west: Galway is the unofficial capital of Mayo. For decades Eyre Square has been first stop(...)

David Wachman and jockey William Lordan is congratulated by Aidan O’Brien after winning the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes with Sudirman at the Curragh last month. Photograph: Inpho

It is half a century since an Irish-trained winner of Doncaster’s Ladbrokes St Leger that didn’t emerge from Ballydoyle, but David Wachman hopes to br(...)

President Michael D Higgins: shared some concern about the direction Irish universities were taking. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

Irish third-level institutions are “intimately engaged with regimes that have human rights’ questions to answer”, the former head of the Bahrain campu(...)