Trainer Philip Fenton (left) and solicitor Ken Molan arrive at Carrick-on-Suir District Court in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The fallout from Philip Fenton’s conviction for possession of anabolic steroids and other banned substances has dealt a further blow to Irish racing’s(...)

Although no steroids were found during the inspections, concern about possible substance abuse in the sport persists. Photograph: Getty Images

The Turf Club has said it has conducted stable inspections on all trainers featuring in a mailing list supplied to Irish authorities by an Australian(...)

Pat Hughes  outside Carlow District Court yesterday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Former Irish Grand National and Royal Ascot-winning trainer Pat Hughes was yesterday convicted of possessing unauthorised animal remedies. Hughes (72(...)

Leighton Glynn: will be crucial for Wicklow against Sligo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Aughrim is a superb little village to visit, so long as you aren’t part of a football squad that’s already bleeding heavily. Sligo know this. I(...)

Eddie O’Connell: rode 18 winners in the last National Hunt season. Photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s already fraught 2014 took another twist yesterday when jockey Eddie O’Connell was banned from riding for four years on racing corruptio(...)

Trainer Philip Fenton. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA

Irish trainer Philip Fenton will be allowed to have runners, including leading Gold Cup hope Last Instalment, at the Cheltenham Festival next w(...)

Central to the new dispensation will be Turf Club vets getting the same search-and-seize powers as some State agencies. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Officials at Irish racing’s integrity body, the Turf Club, are confident of securing the vital authorised officer(...)

Trainer Philip Fenton at Clonmel Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Turf Club have announced plans for a major revamp of their drug-testing systems including for the first time the ability to test horses th(...)

Last Instalment, ridden by Brian O’Connell, comes home to win the 2014 Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Last Instalment took another step closer to participation in the Cheltenham Gold Cup yesterday with the news that his owners would accede to an(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Carraig Donn was great example of how an indigenous business can succeed and thrive in the highly competitive retail market.

Carraig Donn is to create 100 new jobs over the next two years through the continued expansion of its retail chain and knitwear manufacturing plant i(...)