Robbie Power riding Sizing John (R) pips Djakadam (L) to claim the Punchestown Gold Cup last  April. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A mouth-watering clash between the new 2017 ‘Horse of the Year’ Sizing John and the history-seeking Djakadam is on the card for Sunday’s John Durkan (...)

 Rokeby Park  in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was a spa that first brought droves to visit Lucan in west Dublin in the 1750s, after a health resort sprung up around Chapel Hill. In those days L(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the programme provided a “vital resource to people to assist them in finding sustainable work”. Photograph:   Sam Boal/Rollingews.ie

A training programme which gives help to the long-term unemployed, people with disabilities and refugees has been launched. Ag Obair Le Chéile is a n(...)

More than 3,500 private-equity investors, corporate chief executives, heads of global organisations and government officials from dozens of countries flocked to this week’s conference

Saudi Arabia threw an economic coming-out party of sorts last week, hawking its efforts to liberalise its conservative society and diversify its econo(...)

The biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, bitcoin, hit a record high of more than $6,500

The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of about $184 billion (€158 billion) on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmar(...)

Cheltenham Festival winner Presenting Percy made a winning start to life over fences at Galway. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham Festival hero Presenting Percy made a successful start to his career over fences in the W.B. Gavin & Co. Irish EBF Beginners Chase at G(...)

The planning board was due to give a decision on Wednesday on the plan for the 240,000 tonnes municipal and hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Image: Google Maps

An Bord Pleanála has deferred a decision on a controversial €160 million incinerator for Cork for a seventh time. This is to allow board members asse(...)

An additional 112,000 workers will be needed over the next four years to deliver the Government’s ambition of 35,000 annual housing units. Photograph: Alan Betson

MONDAY Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Sep); German industrial production (Aug). Meetings: Food on the Edge symposium on future of food industry(...)

The Exchange, which will be the first new-build office space to be completed in Dublin’s  IFSC since 2003.

Law firm Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) is the latest company to agree rental terms for space at The Exchange building that is rapidly nearing completion in (...)

A customer exits from a Toys R Us store in Kentucky, US, on Monday, September 18th, 2017. Toys R Us, which has struggled to lift its fortunes since a buyout loaded the retailer with debt more than a decade ago, has filed for bankruptcy. Photograph: Bloomberg

Toys ‘R’ Us, the once-dominant specialty retailer and ultimate toy land for a generation of post-war baby boomers, filed for bankruptcy thanks to a cr(...)

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