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Jim Bolger says he won’t be confident about Poetic Flare’s stamina until after Saturday week. Photograph:  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The upcoming Irish Champions Weekend has got a further boost with Poetic Flare being pointed towards a potential “race of the season” at Leopardstown.(...)

Pattern performer Roaring Lion took the Irish Champion Stakes under Oisín Murphy in 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Irish Champion Stakes, €750,000 centrepiece of the upcoming Irish Champions Weekend, will not be sponsored. In April it was confirmed that Qatari(...)

Galvin ridden by Aubry McMahon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The Tote Galway Plate dominates the return of National Hunt action to this week’s festival in Ballybrit, and that could be Gordon Elliott’s cue to sec(...)

Kilsharvan estate, in Bellewstown, Co Meath, is owned by Gavin Duffy. Montage: The Irish Times

It is just over 20 years since Gavin Duffy and Orlaith Carmody purchased Kilsharvan, a parkland estate near Bellewstown in Co Meath. Paying IR£1.05 mi(...)

Owner Les Reilly celebrates with his niece Carly Reilly Flynn (L) and staff Martina White and Anne Morgan (R) at the Reilly’s Daybreak shop in The Naul, after selling a  winning ticket. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Standing beside a coffee machine in his newsagent in north county Dublin a frazzled looking Les Reilly described how he had been ill when the National(...)

Les Reilly (centre) with the staff from his Daybreak shop in The Naul, north Co Dublin, where the winning €175m EuroMillions ticket was sold. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A large family syndicate from The Naul in North Co Dublin has emerged as the winner of Tuesday night’s €175.4 million EuroMillions jackpot. The famil(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

Bellewstown House, Bellewstown, Co Meath

A Georgian house on five acres in Meath, modernised in keeping with the simple, elegant style of the original, feels like it’s in the heart of the cou(...)

Aunt and niece Frances Fogarty and Sarah Barlow (10) at the RDS Horse Show. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sunshine, prosecco and stilettos were the order of the day at this year’s Ladies Day competition at the Dublin Horse Show with more than 400 women and(...)

Michael McCarthy and Paul Carroll at Bellewstown Races: pair won best dressed couple award

Michael McCarthy and Paul Carroll went into the record books at the weekend by becoming the first gay couple to pick up the best dressed couple award (...)

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