A CGI view of the redevelopment Sportsground provided by Connacht Rugby.

Connacht Rugby has been granted full planning permission for the €30 million redevelopment of the Sportsground in Co Galway. The club said on Friday (...)

If the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground is approved its maximum capacity would double in size to 12,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When historians come to write about Connacht Rugby in decades, or even longer, from now, they’ll assuredly cite the late 2010s as a major crossroads i(...)

Christopher Connolly was handed a five year ban from involvement in greyhound racing following an incident in Australia.

A dog handler who used a live piglet as bait to train greyhounds has failed in a High Court challenge to his exclusion from racetracks or coursing eve(...)

The first ever early-morning meeting in Irish greyhound racing got underway in Kilkenny on Wednesday. Photograph: Inpho

It’s 9:18 on a Wednesday morning and the hare is running and the traps are up. Of the dozen people in the stand at St James’ Park in Kilkenny, four ar(...)

Minister Michael Creed and Bridget Murphy with Greyhounds Paddy and Skylar. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has paid tribute to the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust as it emerged that the organisation has rehom(...)

An Irish Greyhound Board appeal committee upheld a finding in relation to a substance, hydrochlorothiazide, which could affect greyhound performance. Stock image: iStock

A greyhound owner has asked the High Court to quash a decision which led to the withholding of €36,500 in race prize money after he was fined for dopi(...)

One of the country’s top trainers, Paul Hennessy, believes the Irish Greyhound Board is making progress in stamping out doping. Photograph:  Getty

Ireland’s greyhound industry’s image has been ruined by the perception that trainers have used drugs on their dogs, one of the country’s top trainers,(...)

A dog handler has brought a High Court challenge against a decision banning him from attending greyhound racetracks or coursing events. Image: iStock.

A dog handler has brought a High Court challenge against a decision banning him from attending greyhound racetracks or coursing events, a sanction lin(...)

The Irish Greyhound Board sold its Harold’s Cross track to cut its €16.2 million debt.

The 22-week closure of its leading venue halved profits at State dog racing body, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB), to €1.6 million last year, accordin(...)

Alicia McKiernan from Gorey at  Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A temperature of 32 degress was recorded in the west of Ireland on Thursday as the State’s heatwave continued. Met Éireann said seven weather statio(...)

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