First Lieutenant with Barry Geraghty on board:  Mouse Morris charge may shed his ‘nearly’ horse reputation in Saturday’s Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Since he’s owned by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, First Lieutenant is hardly a comfortable fit for any “little guy” role, but he will still be a hugel(...)

Road to Riches has been for a racecourse gallop ahead of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Noel Meade has taken Road To Riches for a racecourse gallop at Fairyhouse as he builds up his work ahead of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Febr(...)

Greater exposure to natural light will help with hormone production and help lift your spirits: Katie Mae (10) and Ellie (8) O’Sullivan walk in the winter sunshine at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, during an Avonmore event. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

In 2005, psychologist Cliff Arnall came up with a formula which looked at various factors, including winter weather conditions, post-Christmas money (...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed waste-to-energy facility

The site for a proposed €160 million twin incinerator site in Cork Harbour is less likely to be subject to coastal erosion because it is not exposed t(...)

Indaver is poised to lodge a new planning application next Monday (January 11th) following An Bord Pleanála’s ruling, in which it will seek permission for a 40,000 tonne hazardous waste incinerator and a 200,000 tonne municipal waste incinerator in Cork Harbour. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Campaigners against a €160 million twin incinerator project in Cork Harbour have warned that coastal erosion by Storm Frank has highlighted the unsuit(...)

Nineteen-year-old Jonathan Burke with his National Hunt award. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rising star Jonathan Burke broke his Grade One duck on Sizing John at last year’s Christmas festival in Leopardstown and the partnership will be back(...)

In a time when DVDs are more likely to be gathering dust in your living room than being used, there’s one subgenre of discs that often survives a cul(...)

Eddie O’Leary: “Kempton is Don Cossack’s first preference but we are going to keep our options open.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kempton’s King George VI Chase remains a “first preference” Christmas target for Don Cossack but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team insist they (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins after winning the race Navan Novice Hurdle with Bellshill. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

  Willie Mullins will no doubt be the Christmas headline act again but with just a dozen days to the start of the holiday action no trainer is ap(...)

Sire De Grugy ridden by Jamie Moore causes Special Tiara ridden by Noel Fehily to snatch up over the last fence before going on to win The Betfair Tingle Creek Steeple Chase at Sandown Park. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Henry De Bromhead has described the decision by the Sandown stewards not to award Saturday’s Tingle Creek Chase to Special Tiara as “wrong” and the h(...)