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 Sean Levey and Billesdon Brook en-route to Newmarket success. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Sunday’s shock 66-1 Newmarket 1,000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook could attempt a classic double at the Curragh later this month. Trainer Richard Ha(...)

Children attending the Nord Anglia International School in a drum workshop. About €14m has been invested in the school to date. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what is likely to be a major new growth area: education targeted at children of mobile(...)

Horse Racing Ireland owns two sites next to Leopardstown Racecourse that  jointly comprise about 18 hectares

Land in Leopardstown, south Co Dublin, which has become the State’s most valuable “vacant site”, could be used to build 1,000 social and affordable h(...)

Gardaí are investigating an incident in which it is alleged a member of the force was hit with a metal baseball bat on Ballyogan Avenue (above) in Dublin on Saturday. Image: Google Street View

Armed gardaí were scrambled to a housing estate in south Co Dublin on Saturday night after an attempted drugs search escalated into a serious public o(...)

Mendelssohn: will be the top-rated starter in the famous Kentucky Derby at Louisville next month. Photograph: Horsephotos/Getty Images

Mendelssohn is officially top-rated among the contenders for next month’s Kentucky Derby but the man who has given him that rating reckons the hugely(...)

Leopardstown Racecourse: Horse Racing Ireland says it wants to  unlock the potential of both sites “to ensure that Leopardstown remains one of the best racecourses in Europe”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

State agency Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is weighing plans for housing, a hotel and a school on land it owns at Leopardstown in Dublin that a local cou(...)

Dublin 15 was the postcode with the largest number of sales last  year with 1,640 transactions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of house sales in Dublin rose 16 per cent to 17,491 last year, according to an analysis of the market by property company MyHome.ie. Amid a(...)

Min  is this season’s horse and looked better than ever last time. Photograph: Inpho

Cheltenham 1:30 - Next Destination (each-way) Every horse has its price and Samcro passed under his earlier in the season; perhaps the puff that atte(...)

 Buveur D’Air: looks a horse at the peak of his capabilities, coming here on the back of an unbeaten season and proven to have no issues with soft ground. Photograph:  Alan  Crowhurst/Getty Images)

It’s 20 years since Istabraq won the first of a Unibet Champion Hurdle hat-trick and his owner, JP McManus, can mark the anniversary in style on Day O(...)

Road To Respect: Noel Meade is hopeful there will be decent ground at Cheltenham on Friday for his Gold Cup contender. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham is set to start on the softest ground conditions the festival has seen in over 20 years. The going at Cheltenham on Sunday was described (...)

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