Ruby Walsh and  Pat Smullen received Irish Racing Hero honours at the Horse Racing Ireland awards. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Both Pat Smullen and Ruby Walsh received “Irish Racing Hero” honours at the 2019 Horse Racing Ireland awards on Tuesday night. The two champion jocke(...)

Willie Mullins with Faugheen: “I think Faugheen will run in the Grade One at Limerick over Christmas. He is a previous winner at the course and that would look the right thing to do.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Royal Rendezvous could step up to Grade One level on his next appearance following a dominant display on his debut over fences at Thurles. The Willi(...)

Ruby Walsh onboard Klassical Dream wins the  Herald Champion Novice Hurdle during the Punchestown Festival last April. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins will be long odds-on to get back on the Grade One winning trail and secure a remarkable nine-in-a-row in this Saturday’s Unibet Morgian(...)

Kemboy with Ruby Walsh on board wins the  Coral Punchestown Gold Cup last May at Punchestown. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland’s move to ban the entry or declaration of horses owned by the Supreme Racing Club has been criticised by some ordinary syndicate (...)

 Rachael Blackmore teams up with the lightweight hope Poker Party for the Tote Galway Plate. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost, jump racing’s highest-profile female jockeys, have history in their sights in Wednesday evening’s Tote Galway Plat(...)

Publican Louis Fitzgerald said his staff were spending hours every day travelling long distances to and from work because of a shortage of affordable housing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Young emigrants should be offered a tax concession to entice them home to fill staff shortages in the pub trade, the businessman behind some of Dublin(...)

The refurbished Curragh Racecourse with its centrepiece – the new stand. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

After four years and just over €80 million the new Curragh opens to the public today. Irish racing’s flagship facility has been built. The question no(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 13th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival. In each of the pr(...)

 Punchestown Festival on Friday where two industry representatives met  the agriculture counsellor at the Irish permanent representation to the EU in Brussels. Photograph: PA Wire

Politicians should not allow Brexit negotiations slip to the October 31st deadline to agree a EU-UK divorce deal, representatives of the Irish and Bri(...)

 Barry Geraghty riding Buveur D’Air (left) wins the  The  Champion Hurdle  from Melon  at Cheltenham last year. Melon was runner-up again this March, this time to Espoir D’Allen. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Melon has been a “nearly horse” for much of his career although Friday’s Punchestown festival feature looks a promising opportunity for him to finally(...)

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