Minister for Sport Catherine Martin is to write to the race organisers outlining the Government’s position. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government has told the organisers of the America’s Cup that it requires a further six months to evaluate the case for hosting the yachting race, (...)

  Although Mr Coveney has championed the America’s Cup project, the question of the State assuming a heavy financial burden to host the event is under close scrutiny in the Government. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Any Irish proposal to host the America’s Cup will be consistent with government policy on public spending, said Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Co(...)

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison reacts after Oracle Team USA beat Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America’s Cup Finals last night in San Francisco. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

What would you do? On one hand, you have 60,000 people at a conference, plus hundreds of thousands online, waiting for you to appear and speak to them(...)

Larry Ellison, chief executive and founder  of Oracle: losing the America’s Cup would be a major frustration for Ellison. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

By the time you read this, it may well be all over, in which case Larry Ellison, Oracle founder and chief executive – and sailing fanatic – will not b(...)