Fergal O Brien

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Vroum Vroum Mag will defend her Mares’ Hurdle title against stablemate Limini at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Ruby Walsh has sided with Limini over Vroum Vroum Mag in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Willie Mullins has won(...)

Simon Coveney: he warned three-quarters of the projected population increase of more than one million would be focused on Dublin and the east coast unless action was taken

The credibility of a new plan that aims to spread development towards regional cities will be undermined if there are too many political compromises t(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP

Ireland may be cushioned from the worst of Brexit as UK prime minister Theresa May said on Monday she intends to avoid a “cliff edge” for British busi(...)

There are perhaps several reasons for the current climate of industrial unrest. Some blame the State’s headline rate of economic growth, which has (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May’s comments have raised concerns of a possible hardline Brexit. Photograph: Oli Scarff/EFP/Getty Images

A number of proposals put forward by business groups in recent months to help Irish exporters facing difficulties due to Brexit have been rejected be(...)

A survey by Ibec of more than 450 Irish businesses has highlighted the intense currency strain on exporters following Britain’s vote to exit the EU. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Irish jobs are already under threat as the UK prepares to embark on its exit from the European Union, as business group Ibec points to a “full-blown (...)

Ibec said sterling’s collapse was squeezing exporters, which it said must be met by focusing on keeping costs under control, including labour costs. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government should tear up any existing budget proposals and prepare a bold new plan that meets the threat from Brexit head on, according to Ibec. (...)

Martin Shanahan, the chief executive of IDA Ireland, says the State agency will soon begin negotiations with banks and other companies located in the UK that may want to relocate to Ireland following the Brexit vote.

Martin Shanahan, the chief executive of IDA Ireland, says the State agency will soon begin negotiations with banks and other companies located in the (...)

“Strong growth and a rapidly increasing population are putting severe pressure on the country’s infrastructure and public services,” Ibec’s director of policy Fergal O’Brien said. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s ambitious capital investment programme may fall foul of the EU’s strict fiscal rules, Ibec has warned. In an analysis of the program(...)

Steve Davis has announced his retirement from snooker. Photograph: PA

Six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis has announced his retirement. Davis, 58, lost to Fergal O’Brien in the first round of qualifying for this(...)

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