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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(...)

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(...)

“Oy, get your hands off my Dingle . . .” The man in the map of Ireland costume at Cheltenham in 2012. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Getty Images

The disgusting behaviour of business big wheels at a lavish charity fundraiser in London’s five-star Dorchester Hotel was big news this week. The me(...)

John Oxx: “We were always agriculture. We have to be agriculture. Looking after horses is an agricultural activity. It’s looking after animals.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

One of Ireland’s most renowned trainers, John Oxx, has described stripping stable staff of agricultural worker status as impractical and unfair, addin(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force was originally set up as a response to a number of steroids controversies including that of former top trainer Philip Fenton who was disqualified from racing for three years in 2014. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

The first meeting of racing’s reconvened Anti-Doping Task Force won’t now take place until next week when it will be chaired for the first time by the(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Jack Kennedy (left)  on the way to winning the Bar One Racing Hatton`s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.   Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

 Horse Racing Ireland’s director of racing has defended the sex allowance given to mares when they compete against males and said it is statistic(...)

Amounts staked by punters rose 13 per cent in 2016 to €92.8 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

Profits at horseracing’s pool betting business rose 36 per cent to €630,000 last year on the back of increased wagers, accounts just published show. (...)

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