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If at first you don’t succeed, try another moniker. Blood Orange is the highly successful alias of Dev Hynes. His full name is Devonté Hynes, so he is(...)

Kevin Sharkey and others at Carlow County Council meeting: “Ireland should come first – that’s not to exclude anyone, that just makes common sense.”  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

But really, does it make a blind bit of difference who we install in the Áras for the next seven years? The winner just has to be presidential. It s(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron reacts during the victory over Croatia in the World Cup Final in Moscow.  Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters

After the five-ish very lovely weeks that had gone before, there was almost an inevitability about the final being a letdown, a monumental snooze-fest(...)

Ibec will launch its “Better Lives, Better Business” campaign.  Focusing on four general areas – housing, planning, infrastructure and sustainability – the launch includes the publication of its Better Housing: Actions to Increase Affordable Supply report.  Photograph: Frank Miller

MONDAY Meetings: Datalex agm (EastPoint, Dublin); Art Business Summit (Adare Manor Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick); Ibec Better Lives, Better Business Ca(...)

Sir Charles Keane at Cappoquin House in Co Waterford. Photograph: Mary Browne

Sunlight on the foothills of the Knockmealdown Mountains brightens the landscape into which Cappoquin House and its alluring garden sit as if grown fr(...)

Leopardstown Racecourse: Horse Racing Ireland says it wants to  unlock the potential of both sites “to ensure that Leopardstown remains one of the best racecourses in Europe”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

State agency Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is weighing plans for housing, a hotel and a school on land it owns at Leopardstown in Dublin that a local cou(...)

Ruby Walsh on Benie Des Dieux celebrates winning the Mares’ Hurdle at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“This place doesn’t remember seconds, it only remembers the winners,” a pensive Ruby Walsh had said on the eve of the Cheltenham Festival, having miss(...)

Min  is this season’s horse and looked better than ever last time. Photograph: Inpho

Cheltenham 1:30 - Next Destination (each-way) Every horse has its price and Samcro passed under his earlier in the season; perhaps the puff that atte(...)

 Buveur D’Air: looks a horse at the peak of his capabilities, coming here on the back of an unbeaten season and proven to have no issues with soft ground. Photograph:  Alan  Crowhurst/Getty Images)

It’s 20 years since Istabraq won the first of a Unibet Champion Hurdle hat-trick and his owner, JP McManus, can mark the anniversary in style on Day O(...)

Douvan:  may be switched to Ryanair Chase from the Queen Mother Champion Chase – a decision will be made on Monday.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins lost Cheltenham’s Leading Trainer Award to his great rival Gordon Elliott last year but Ireland’s champion appears to have once again s(...)

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