Punchestown Racecourse during its annual racing festival. Amateur jockey and kidney transplant patient James Nolan will compete at this year’s event in the charity race he set up in 1990 to raise funds for kidney research. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Kidney transplant patient and amateur jockey James Nolan is to take part in a charity race at Punchestown on Saturday. It is not the first time Mr Nol(...)

The Irish Postmasters’ Union is using its annual conference to call on the public to switch from receiving Social Protection payments by electronic funds transfer to collecting payments at post offices. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Postmasters are to vote on running their own political candidates in the next general election. In advance of an address by Minister for Communication(...)

 Jerry Beades of the new Land League, who pinned a notice to the gates of Gorse Hill at Killiney Co. Dublin shortly before a noon deadline for the family to vacate the property. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A receiver for Bank of Ireland finally took possession of the Killiney, Co Dublin mansion, Gorse Hill, just before lunchtime on Wednesday. Retired sol(...)

Brian O’Donnell and his wife must leave Gorse Hill by noon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

TIM O’BRIEN A legal bid by retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife aimed at preventing a(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell. Mr O’Donnell is   expected to travel straight to the Bank of Ireland AGM when he leaves Gorse Hill in Killiney, Dublin for the last time tomorrow morning, in order to criticise the bank’s management. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell is expected to travel straight to the Bank of Ireland AGM when he leaves Gorse Hill in Killiney, Dublin for the last time on(...)

Kildare County Council has voted to impose restrictions “within one month” on developing wind farms close to rural houses. The move pre-empts national(...)

 Francis O’Halloran (l) and Joshua O’Halloran from Portumna, Co Galway at Temple Street to celebrate the hospital’s 100th kidney transplant.  Francis  donated a kidney to his son, Joshua. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:11

Children who have had kidney transplants at Temple Street Children’s Hospital gathered at the hospital to celebrate the 100th such procedure since the(...)

Tateav Hayrapetyan (8), Diana Hambrdzumyan (9) and David Sandukhchyan (12) from St Hripsime Armenian School , at the service of remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, at Taney Parish Church, Dundrum, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tim O’Brien A call to recognise the killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians as “genocide(...)

Element Power has lodged a planning application for its Kildare-Meath-based Maighne Wind Farm with the Strategic Infrastructure division of An Bord Pleanála. File photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

A proposal to ensure wind turbines are not built within a a distance of 1.7km from homes is due to be debated by Kildare County Council on Monday. The(...)

Former Irish Times journalist and editor of The Irish Field Valentine Lamb, who has died at the age of 76. Photograph: Healy Racing Photo

Tributes have been paid to the late Valentine Lamb, former Irish Times journalist and editor of The Irish Field for 33 years, who has died at the age (...)