The cost of replacing water pipes could be as little as €600 or as much as €4,000 depending on how difficult the job is.

The cost of replacing lead piping in a family home could cost as much as €4,000, according to plumbers. Irish Water has said there will be a national (...)

Speaking at the opening of the conference of the health and welfare division of the Impact trade union in Ennis,  chairman Tony Martin said  public servants had delivered and responded to the demands placed upon services by a growing population

Health services staff will not entertain any further alterations to their terms and conditions of employment as part of forthcoming talks with the Gov(...)

Dermot Weld: “He got balloted out of the Fred Winter and he won nicely at Leopardstown since so could represent us well.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dermot Weld knows better than most how difficult it can be to win the Chester Cup but his Zafayan is among a trio of Irish hopefuls taking their chan(...)

Hurricane Fly and Jezki will renew their rivalry in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Hurricane Fly and Jezki will clash yet again but this time over three miles in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown on Thursday.The former(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins has taken Vautour out of Tuesday’s Champion Chase at Punchestown but may run the  Supreme Novices’ Hurdle hurdle winner later in the week at the festival. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Star novice Vautour will miss the Champion Chase at Punchestown after failing to sparkle in his final workout ahead of Tuesday’s feature event.Willie (...)

Ground staff prepare the course before the 2015 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Long-time ante-post favourite Gallant Oscar has been declared a non-runner in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr this afternoon due to the dr(...)

Paul Townend on his way to winning the Boomerang Animal Bedding Handicap Hurdle on I Shot The Sheriff  at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Coral Scottish Grand National has proved an elusive target for Irish raiders over the years but punters appear set to put their trust in Tony Mar(...)

Goonyella won the Midlands National on his last start under Johnny Burke and the jockey should be available to renew the partnership in Saturday’s Scottish Grand National, despite a fall at Tramore over the weekend. Photograph: Clint Hughes/Getty Images

Gallant Oscar skipped the Irish Grand National and failed to make the cut for the Aintree National, but is among the favourites to bridge a 146-yea(...)

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(...)

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

Katie Walsh became only the third female jockey in history to claim the BoyleSports Irish Grand National as she guided Thunder And Roses to an emotion(...)