Jim Bolger

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John Oxx: “People might put up with temporary arrangements on those two big days for one year; repeating it could be a bit much.” Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Legendary Curragh trainer John Oxx has said the option of running both next year’s Irish Derby and the second leg of “Irish champions weekend” at Leop(...)

Pat Smullen on Harzand winningThe Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby in 2016. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

  The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will be run at the Curragh in 2018 despite some calls for the country’s premier classic to be moved elsewhere d(...)

Fr Tony O’Riordan has said the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is ‘not fit for purpose’. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Fr Tony O’Riordan steps down as parish priest of Moyross in Limerick on Friday, following six years during which he dealt with the damage left by pove(...)

The funeral of Anthony Cronin at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The status of Anthony Cronin as not just an artist, but a champion of the arts was reflected in the turnout at his funeral service in Dublin. Presid(...)

Darragh O’Keeffe  (centre) with Jim Bolger and Twin Focus at Glebe House. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Horse trainer Jim Bolger’s picturesque 300-acre stud farm at Glebe House in Coolcullen, Co Kilkenny, is less than two hours away from the often troubl(...)

 Pat Smullen: “I’ve got two last-time winners with Happy Valley form so that’s a good start.” Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Ireland’s champion jockey Pat Smullen flies the flag in Hong Kong on Wednesday when taking on some of the world’s other top riders in an internationa(...)

Holistic Approach and Kevin Manning, seen winning at the Curragh earlier this month, look set to maintain their unbeaten record at Leopardstown tomorrow. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A weekend which sees racing at Cheltenham and Aintree testifies to the changing of the racing seasons, but Jim Bolger could face the winter with clas(...)

Who will be cream of the crop for Aidan O’Brien at Chantilly this weekend? Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Europe’s greatest all-aged race isn’t always won by the best horse but it would put an apt seal on 2016 for Aidan O’Brien should his top-rated star, F(...)

Aidan O’Brien could run four in the Doncaster St Leger. Photograph: Getty

Aidan O’Brien could possibly run three horses alongside red-hot favourite Idaho in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Placed in the Derby at Epsom (...)

Ger Lyons: “It was just a summer cold but while ‘The Funk’ and ‘Jack’ scoped clear before going racing they came home coughing. So I think there’s improvement in them.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ger Lyons is rapidly closing in on the €1 million prizemoney mark in Ireland this year and the Co Meath-based trainer hasn’t ruled out the possibilit(...)

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