Goffs’ complex near Naas, Co Kildare houses its auction ring, stables and other facilities for its clients, but the company has been looking to make use of spare capacity there.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Bloodstock auctioneer Goffs plans to invest €10 million in building a 50-bedroom hotel on its property in a bid to lure tourists and racegoers. Kilda(...)

The spectacular display of produce at the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Photograph: Jonathan Hession

How totally terrific are your tomatoes this year? The reason I ask is that the utterly splendiferous annual event that is the Totally Terrific Tomato(...)

Persicaria ampexicaulis ‘fat Domino’.  Photograph:  Richard Johnston

Most keen gardeners can rattle off a list of the popular hardy perennials that act as the colourful mainstays of the late summer garden. Well-known e(...)

Jessica O’Driscoll and Kelly Hutchinson from Co Kilkenny  at the Dublin Horse Show 2018. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Nineteen-year-old showjumper Susan Fitzpatrick lost her brother, Jonathan, a year ago after he had left the Dublin Horse Show to tend to horses at hom(...)

Port of Cork: company’s chief executive Brendan Keating earns package including pension and benefits worth €240,000, according to 2015 accounts. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Nine chief executives of semi-State companies remained in their posts beyond a seven-year term limit laid down by Government, new figures reveal. The(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Hillsborough Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrive in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon, where they will be greeted by President Michael D Higgins and his wife,(...)

Barry Geraghty and Moscow Flyer in action at Aintree. The former champion chaser has died of colic at the age of 22. Photograph: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

The Grade 1 winning hurdler Identity Thief makes his eagerly anticipated debut over fences at Punchestown on Saturday, 15 years almost to the day sin(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton has appointed five new members to the Student Grants Appeals Board. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Fifteen appointments to the boards of two State organisations were announced on Friday. Minister for Education Richard Bruton has appointed five new(...)

The former Magee Barracks in Kildare town closed in 1998 and many of its buildings are derelict

An almost forgotten army barracks now in ruin and a prominently located 50-acre development site in the centre of Kildare town are to be offered for (...)

Vintage Crop wins the 1993 Melbourne cup.

The death of the historic 1993 Melbourne Cup winner Vintage Crop is headline news in Australia with the star Irish stayer headlined in one media outl(...)