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Her name was Emma and did she have a temper! On this date last year she threw everything at us: ferocious wind, torrential rain, and a blizzard. We we(...)

This year 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Beckett being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the 30th anniversary of his death in 1989.

Samuel Beckett returns to his native Foxrock, Co Dublin, later in March to the church which he liked to attend with his mother when the Tullow Church (...)

Un De Sceaux: won the Ryanair Chase in 2017 and finished runner-up to Balko Des Flos a year later at Prestbury Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The Cheltenham stalwart Un De Sceaux is giving connections signs he is coming back to his best and an attempt to regain the Ryanair Chase crown is li(...)

Cranes in  Dublin’s docklands area.  Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Just over a month into 2019, the jobs news is flowing. Already more than 2,500 jobs have been announced for Dublin city centre, celebrating the IDA’s (...)

Trainer Henry de Bromhead has called for the use of penetrometer devices on Irish racecourses to ascertain more accurate ground conditions. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Top trainer Henry de Bromhead has called for penetrometer devices that help ascertain more accurate ground conditions to be trialled at Irish racecour(...)

Jack Kennedy guides Apple’s Jade to victory in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse in December. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

When Apple’s Jade shoots for yet another Grade One win in the BHP Insurance Champion Hurdle, it will not be just her immediate connections who will be(...)

Apple’s Jade:  a 5-4 favourite for  Saturday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle. She  is bidding to become the  first mare in 16 years to land the €175,000 Day One feature. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The pressure appears to be on Leopardstown to provide “safe” going for this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival. Such ground conditions have been desc(...)

 Elegant Escape: the Welsh National winner  goes  in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham and could prove a real threat to  Presenting Percy in the Gold Cup in March. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Cheltenham has its ‘Trials Day’ on Saturday and there is similar ‘prelude’ feel about much of Ireland’s weekend action ahead of next week’s €1.8 milli(...)

Santry development: the site sold to Dwyer Nolan has a mixture of zonings, including employment creation

The developer Dwyer Nolan has quietly acquired a 1.89 hectare (4.67 acre) site in Santry, north Dublin, and has begun initial site works to facilitate(...)

Termini on Arkle Road in Sandyford:  The offices feature shower  facilities, an on-site cafe  as well as  generous car- and bicycle-parking provisions

London-based Aldgate Developments has obtained finance from Starwood Capital to fund the development of its new 20,625sq m (222,000sq ft) office block(...)

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