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(...)

A woman carries an inflatable shark on  Salthill beach, June 26th. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The Department of Agriculture has issued a “condition red” forest fire danger notice, with dry conditions expected to continue and temperatures to rem(...)

Gone to the dogs: greyhound racing faces Brexit challenge

The Star Sports English Greyhound Derby at Towcester on Saturday will, despite its name, be a thoroughly Irish affair with Droopy’s Verve the 6/4 favo(...)

Some Londoners at the bar in Connolly Station one Good Friday, passing time before the clubs opened again at midnight. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some are calling it the end of an era; others the start of a different kind of party. Either way, the so-called Good Friday “booze ban” is no more, fo(...)

Economist Jim Power (centre) with Gerard Dollard chief executive of the  Irish Greyhound Board (left) and Phil Meaney IGB chairman at the publication of the strategic plan. Photograph: Maxwells

The Irish Greyhound Board plans to spend up to €12 million over the next five years upgrading the country’s main greyhound racing stadium at Shelbourn(...)

Picketers outside Shelbourne Park dog track in April 2017 protesting at the closure of the Harold’s Cross stadium. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Losses at the company behind Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium almost halved in 2016 to €27,000, its final full year of trading before it was closed la(...)

The findings of drug traces relate to samples taken from Irish Derby winner  Clonbrien Hero at three races in Cork last June and July. File photograph: ThinkStock

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) undertook before the High Court not to hold a hearing on Friday over findings that a champion dog had traces of cocain(...)

Fines totalling €1,000 were imposed on dog-owner Owen McKenna by the Irish Greyhound Board.

A greyhound owner has brought a legal challenge after €36,500 in race prize money was withheld from him for alleged doping/contamination of three of h(...)

Clonbrien Hero has tested positive for a prohibited substance related to cocaine use. File photograph: ThinkStock

The winner of the prestigious €30,000 Irish Laurels, one of the biggest in Ireland’s greyhound racing calendar, last July, has tested positive for a p(...)

Bord na gCon has spent almost €50,000 on public relations advice in the first five months of this year, more than twice what it spent in the previous two years combined.  Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

Concerns have been raised that State agencies are using public money for media coaching before appearances at Oireachtas committees in a bid to avoid (...)

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