Brian Kavanagh

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In June 2018, the Court of Appeal had set aside the applicant’s conviction and ordered a retrial. File photograph: Getty

The State is facing a significant compensation bill after the Special Criminal Court ruled a man who spent 14 months in prison on an IRA membership ch(...)

Fairyhouse has put in place special protocols in order to be able to have 30 runners in the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It will be a Boylesports Irish Grand National like no other on Easter Monday but at least one familiar aspect to the Fairyhouse feature is a maximum f(...)

 Horse Racing Ireland  chief executive Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Confidence has been expressed in point-to-point racing’s ability to safely resume action next month. The grassroots arm of National Hunt racing – wh(...)

Gordon Elliott said, after the IHRB meeting: “With my position in the sport I have great privileges and great responsibility. I did not live up to that responsibility.” Photograph: Simon Marper/PA Wire

Leading trainer Gordon Elliott has said he has “no complaints” after being given a one-year ban with half of it suspended over a picture of him sittin(...)

Rachael Blackmore: has been the busiest jump jockey in the country this campaign with over 450 rides already.  She has   four more rides scheduled at Fairyhouse on Saturday.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore could emerge from Saturday’s Fairyhouse action on top of the jockeys’ championship once again. The title lead has swapped between (...)

 Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has said it is examining insurance cover options on the movement of cash from racecourses after suffering a €389,000 loss t(...)

Racing at Punchestown, one of 30 racecourses to use Future Ticketing’s system. File photograph: PA

Irish company Future Ticketing has struck a deal with a European horseracing body that will open opportunities on the continent to the business. Tull(...)

Trainer Colin Bowe: “There comes a point where you go beyond that, and you’re beyond the point of no return.”Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The point-to-point sector is clinging to hopes it will be allowed resume at some point next month. Leading trainer Colin Bowe was among those left re(...)

The Punchestown Festival takes place from April 27th to May 1st. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No interference with racing is anticipated at either Punchestown or Galway racecourses after both were confirmed among 37 nationwide vaccination centr(...)

Al Boum Photo is bidding for a third Gold Cup crown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish-trained runners are long odds-on to outscore their cross-channel counterparts at next month’s Cheltenham festival despite the prospect of a redu(...)

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