A section of the crowd at Ballybrit Galway races. Numbers at the annual event were up by 13 per cent on 2013, but while gamblers may be back sipping champagne, they’re still betting cautiously. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Celebrating his long-shot victory at Galway Races, local lawyer Joseph O’Hara headed to the champagne tent to spend some of his €1,000 winnings.During(...)

Annalise Murphy, left, with coach Rory Fitzpatrick. Murphy will be hoping the Hyeres Olympic Week in France next week will kick-start her season. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Following controversy earlier this year when little more than a week was provided for potential skippers for this year’s Women’s Match Racing W(...)

With a combined spending power of €3.6 billion in Ireland, people with disabilities are both a lucrative customer base and an important talent pool fo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Rory Fitzpatrick (left), chief executive of the National Space Centre, Midleton, Co Cork, and Simon Chesworth of exactEarth. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

  Not many people know there is a National Space Centre – and that once included its present owner Rory Fitzpatrick, who drove past it (...)

Entries in the Non-Spinnaker class competing close to Dalkey island on the opening day of the Volvo Dún Laoghaire regatta. Photograph: Alan Betson

This week’s announcement of a title sponsor for the Irish Sailing Association’s high-performance squad won’t quite put the sailors on a par with the g(...)