Brian O Connor

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With Ireland and Wales at Twickenham, England are favourites to retain their Six Nations title. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

Unfortunately, we’re getting a little too used to being on the outside looking in when it comes to World Cup years. And after the dastardly Danes put (...)

Trainer Joseph O’Brien holds the trophy aloft after  Rekindling won  the Melbourne Cup  at Flemington in November. Photograph:  Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott are readying powerful teams for the upcoming Christmas action but it is their closest rival, Joseph O’Brien, who cou(...)

Ruby Walsh on board Melon. Can  Faugheen’s young stable companion be  a potential gate-crasher for the Champion Hurdle? Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

If Cracking Smart can land Navan’s Grade Two feature on Sunday it will leave Gordon Elliott and Michael O’Leary with an impressively tight grasp on th(...)

Michael Grassick, chief executive of the IRTA, said “there is €4 million ready to be distributed among people who qualify for the new pension”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Racehorse Trainers’ Association (IRTA) estimates that up to €4 million is ready and waiting to be put into Irish racing’s new stable staff p(...)

Jim Bolger: Goldrush’s trainer Jim Bolger trained the dam Alexander Goldrun to five Grade One wins in four different countries.

Butterflies could secure some valuable winning black type in Wednesday evening’ s Naas feature but perhaps the most interesting runner on the card wi(...)

Deputy Paul Murphy  is one of seven people facing trial for the alleged  false imprisonment of then tanaiste Joan Burton. All seven have pleaded not guilty. Photograph: Collins

A member of the Garda public order unit has said the events in Jobstown in 2014 were the most hostile he had experienced in his then 12 years with the(...)

John Devane outside the Special Criminal Court after the sentencing of John Dundon for murder in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

A postmortem is expected to be carried out today on the body of well-known criminal defence solicitor John Devane. Colleagues and members of the jud(...)

 Solicitor John Devane, who  died on Sunday,  outside the Special Criminal Court in August 2013 after John Dundon was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prominent criminal defence solicitor John Devane has died at his home in Clare on Sunday. Mr Devane (54), was found dead at about midday by his wife (...)

The Presentation Brothers College players celebrate at the end of the game. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

PBC 11 Glenstal Abbey 3 PBC defied horrendous conditions and heroic Glenstal Abbey tackling to claim a 29th Munster Schools Senior Cup and join their(...)

Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins celebrate after Nichols Canyon’s win in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth Livepic

Ireland could record its most successful ever Cheltenham festival after the visitors won six of the seven races on Thursday, to take the Irish tally (...)

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