The Curragh

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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(...)

 Anthony Van Dyck winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 1st. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Curragh authorities are examining if further steps can be taken to encourage greater international participation in future in the Dubai Duty Free (...)

 Seamie Heffernan riding Anthony Van Dyck to victory in  The Investec Derby Stakes at Epsom. O’Brien’s runner will bid for a double in the  Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Anthony Van Dyck headlines Aidan O’Brien’s six contenders for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday. The Investec Derby winner, (...)

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(...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

There will be an address from President Michael D Higgins in the Round Room of the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

January 21st Members of the Dáil and the Seanad will meet in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, where the first public mee(...)

A complaint about an ad by beauty blogger Rosie Connolly has become the first by such a social influencer to be upheld by the ASAI. Photograph: rosieconxxx/Instagram

Ireland’s advertising watchdog has found a blogger promoting Rimmel makeup products to be in breach of its code, a first finding against such a social(...)

William Buick riding Masar celebrates winning the Investec Derby race on Derby Day at Epsom Downs on June 2nd. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

Masar, the first horse to carry Godolphin’s royal blue colours to victory in the Derby when he won at Epsom this month, looks set to miss the Irish De(...)

Pat Smullen: champion jockey has a busy day featuring six rides at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

This Bank Holiday Monday sees the Curragh host its 13th fixture of a 2017 programme which despite controversy is set to be replicated in 2018. Next y(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Enable to victory ahead of  Rhododendron in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Enable is a heavy favourite to become the 14th filly to complete the English-Irish Oaks double at the Curragh on Saturday evening. The John Gosden-tr(...)

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