Teachers’ Union of Ireland general secretary John MacGabhann: “We repudiate the morally dubious proposition that to motivate the rich you must further enrich them but that to motivate the poor you must further impoverish them.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Teachers and lecturers may take strike action unless they are paid equally, regardless of when they began in the profession, following a decision tak(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan criticised the Department of Agriculture for a lack of communication. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Department of Agriculture officials have rejected Turf Club concerns that their independence is potentially threatened by the proposed Horse Racing I(...)

Ryan Moore on The Grey Gatsby gets home ahead of Australia and Joseph O’Brien to win the  Qipco Irish Champion Stakes in September 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has announced an increase in prize-money for Irish Champions Weekend which takes the total on offer over €4 million.The top-class(...)

The Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill will be put before the Dáil in June. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Irish racing’s regulatory body the Turf Club plans to legally challenge sections of the new Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill if it gets passed int(...)

Former Galway mayor and Independent Cllr Catherine Connolly has questioned why light rail was not considered by the planners. Photograph: The Irish Times

Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney has warned that most of the routes proposed for the city’s new bypass run through Ballybrit and could force the(...)

Bookmakers John Hughes and Francis Hyland. File photograph: Collins Courts.

Three bookmakers have been awarded tens of thousands of euro by the High Court over the loss of their betting-ring pitch positions at Dundalk racec(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan: ‘We very much welcome the allocation of funds for laboratory improvements. This matter has been of concern to us for some time.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The Turf Club has welcomed the decision of the Horse Racing Ireland board to make funding available for the purchase of laboratory equipment to enhan(...)

Horse racing  boosted by €100 million Racecourse Capital Development Fund to cover work between 2015 and 2019. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The increasing consensus that Irish racing is emerging from the worst of the economic downturn will be further boosted by confirmation from Horse Raci(...)

2013 Leopardstown Christmas Festival, General view etc ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Leopardstown officials are planning a significant facelift to Dublin’s only racecourse with the aim of catering for crowds of up to 20,000 in the fut(...)

Horse of the Year Sole Power, ridden by Richard Hughes, breaks away to win the King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot in June. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has described the Government’s recent budget increase to Irish horse racing as an investment, and says he is ai(...)