Patrick Mullins aboard Uncle Junior on the way to winning The FBD Cross Country Steeplechase for the La Touche Cup ahead of jockey Nina Carberry on Quantitativeeasing. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The sun came out to play at the Punchestown festival and brought half the country with it.After two days of challenging weather, the ice-cream vans we(...)

Ireland’s Mark English is interviewed on his return home from winning silver at the European indoors in Prague. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was shortly after turning the dial when Mark English came on Today with Sean O’Rourke. The immediate fear was this could go either way, a bit like (...)

It’s no secret that sex sells. Unless an ad is too sexy and is banned as a result, as Newbridge Silverware found out this week.A two-minute video on t(...)

Conor Pope: Tracy Piggott seems to know what she’s about, she uses French terms when talking about food.

It’s four in the morning and I’m sitting on my kitchen floor in bits. Just like my shortbread. Until this evening I’d never baked so much as a single (...)

Fashion at Punchestown racecourse today. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The crowds have begun flooding into Punchestown for day one of the 2013 racing festival. Today’s action will see a total of seven races w(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates on Annie Power after winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse yesterday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was a “schamozzle” on the final bend, explained wining trainer Willie Mullins before his promising mare Annie Power kicked for home. What(...)