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 Racing continued in the absence of owners at Leopardstown on Thursday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Plans for owners to be allowed back on track from next week have been put on hold following the Government’s announcement it is delaying the next phas(...)

 A lucky shopkeeper in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo is incredibly celebrating his third Lotto jackpot win. Photograph: Mac Innes

Mayo may not have got a cabinet minister in the new Government, but it does have Ireland’s latest lottery winner. There was one winner of the €2,824(...)

Joe Jennings:  ‘We just spoke to him on the phone but we couldn’t give him a hug or a squeeze or a cuddle,’ his daughter said.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Feel good about feathering your nest  by shopping from small Irish businesses.

Cocooning is the order of the day but that doesn’t mean you should just retreat to your home and pull the ladder up behind you. The Covid-19 emergency(...)

 Aidan and Marina Murphy with their daughter Anna, aged 4 at their home in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

They say that moving house is near the top of the leader board when it comes to stressful events – so most people try to keep it to a minimum. But Ma(...)

The Curragh’s new chief executive said the board is united about plans for the racecourse. File photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The Curragh’s new chief executive has said Irish racing’s under-fire flagship facility will work only if the local community view it as their racecour(...)

Pat Keogh:  initially likely to juggle roles at Ireland’s two premier flat racecourses. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leopardstown’s chief executive, Pat Keogh, is on the verge of taking over as head of racing operations at the Curragh. The Irish Times understands th(...)

Phoenix Of Spain and  Jamie Spencer winning  the  Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 25th. Photograph:   PA Wire

Leading jockey Robbie Power is set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a back injury in a fall at Ballinrobe last week. The Cheltenham Gold(...)

Young spectators find a high vantage point to watch the proceedings at a packed Punchestown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In 2007 the Saturday of Punchestown had a crowd of just 1,500. Last year’s 35,948 attendance was the biggest on any Irish racecourse in 2018. It trum(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and former taoiseach Brian Cowen greet one another at the funeral of Mark Killilea in Belclare, Co Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Former minister Mark Killilea was a “great people person” who “understood that to get things done you had to cross divides”, Fianna Fáil leader Micheá(...)

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