Jim Martin

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 People enjoy a day at the pubs in Soho, London following their reopening on Saturday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

People could get a drink in a pub, have a meal in a restaurant or get a haircut for the first time in over three months on Saturday as England took it(...)

Trainer Michael Halford oversees the morning workout of up to 85 horses at Copper Beech Stables, Duneany, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Halford’s response when asked what the last 11 weeks have been like is simple: “The same, but different.” It sounds a contradictory statement(...)

The resurfacing of Dundalk racecourse is set to be completed by June on schedule. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A near €2.5 million resurfacing of Dundalk’s all-weather circuit is still on schedule to finish in June with the track likely to be ready to facilitat(...)

A decision on Dundalk’s new all-weather surface is expected within the next two weeks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The board of Dundalk racecourse is expected to decide within the next fortnight as to what artificial surface will replace the current controversial a(...)

The final cost of the Curragh racecourse redevelopment is expected to come in just under €81 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The final cost of the redeveloped Curragh racecourse is expected to come to just over €80 million. Irish racing’s biggest ever capital development pr(...)

John Oxx with  QIPCO 1,000 Guineas contender Skitter Scatter  at Currabeg Stables. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

John Oxx believes Dundalk’s controversial all-weather circuit isn’t suitable for the same range of horses as it used to be and has welcomed plans for (...)

Dundalk racecourse “There are horses running here almost week in, week out. There are absolutely no welfare concerns,”said Dundalk track chief executive Jim Martin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The chief executive of Dundalk has insisted there are no welfare concerns about the beleaguered track and stoutly defended Ireland’s sole all-weather (...)

Dundalk’s   floodlit all-weather track for flat racing. A floodlit jumps course is being planned for the Louth venue. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk’s plans to build a €3.5 million floodlit, jumps all-weather course, possibly opening in 2016, appear to have attracted mixed early notices wit(...)