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Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

HRI largely attributed the sharp decline in tote turnover to a ban on betting on horse racing introduced by the Israeli government in August 2018. Photograph: Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland cut its annual deficit by 24 per cent last year, despite experiencing a sharp reduction in turnover on tote betting. Accounts fo(...)

Glitz and glam: hopefuls attend Ladies Day at the Galway Races. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The tent is gone for good and the helicopter count may never recover to boomtime levels. But if the Galway Races is the Irish equivalent of the Big Ma(...)

Gordon Elliott is keen to  acknowledge Michael O’Leary’s role in his remarkable rise to prominence over the last dozen years. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gordon Elliott has conceded Michael O’Leary’s announcement that he’s winding down his involvement with the sport over the next five years came as a sh(...)

James Gough claims the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners council has arranged the nomination in such a manner that there is no election for the position on the HRI board.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A legal action has been brought over the process used by the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners (AIRO) to select its representative on the board of(...)

Racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle Stables in Rosegreen, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has eased rules regulating the hours worked by racehorse trainers’ staff ahead of one of the industry’s busiest weeks. The move comes (...)

Willie Mullins with Faugheen at the launch of the  Winter Jumps Season at the champion trainer’s yard at  Closutton, Co Carlow.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Halloween horror goes, having your best horse go lame one day and a battalion of media types showing up at your door the next takes some topping if(...)

Visit the home of WB Yeats at Thoor Ballylee, on part of Lady Gregory’s Coole estate in Gort, Galway.

James Joyce: Fairview, Dublin James Joyce’s peripatetic childhood has left a number of homes for a pilgrimage map, though not all of which you c(...)

William Buick celebrates on Masar after winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 2nd. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Hopes appear to be growing that an anti-doping protocol which permits comprehensive testing and traceability of thoroughbreds in Ireland could shortly(...)

Businessman Denis O Brien has taken delivery of a new $70 million corporate jet. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland has an “enormous potential for offshore energy developments”, Norwegian oil major Statoil told the Department Communications, Climate Action a(...)

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