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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary ‘This idea that by taxing something we’re just going to reduce its use is nonsense’. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The idea that a carbon tax on farming and aviation will work by reducing such activities “is nonsense”, according to Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, who(...)

 Bryan Cooper: when he lost his job as Gigginstown’s retained rider in the summer of 2017 he  had to start again.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

In Liberty Hall last Wednesday evening we watched a one-man band lose a fight with himself onstage. Damon Gough, the Manchester singer-songwriter bett(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, jockey David Mullins and owner Rich Ricci celebrate after winning the Ladbrokes  Champion Stayers Hurdle  with Faugheen at Punchestown on Thursday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Punchestown authorities have said changes to its festival dates are unlikely in the short term but conceded the “pros and minuses” to moving the Natio(...)

Paul Townend on Next Destination comes home to win the Novice Chase at Naas in January. Willie Mullins has a horse that in most years would boast an outstanding profile for Ballymore Novice Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho

Cheltenham is unique but close your eyes and theoretically the most eagerly-anticipated novice event of the week can be reduced to an everyday Irish (...)

The top-flight pair of Apple’s Jade and Death Duty could lead Michael O’Leary’s Grade One squad into Winter Festival action at Fairyhouse although th(...)