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Lauren Murphy (11) from Glasson, Co Westmeath leads her pony Taggert Express before  the launch of the 2018 Dublin Horse Show at the RDS in  Ballsbridge. Photograph: Tom Honan

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend next month’s Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, the organisers have predicted. About 1,600 horses and pon(...)

Horse sports (which do not include racing) and the breeding industry linked to them employ 14,057 people and contribute €816 million a year to the economy. Photograph:  Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty

An organisation that supports sports such as show jumping and eventing is seeking Government aid to help it generate €400 million a year for the Repub(...)

Cliff Taylor outlines why, for all the positives to be taken from the latest raft of economic data, the awkward bit politically for the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is that expectations are rising and delivery of real improvements is tricky and takes time

As the nation continues to bask in the sunshine, another surge in corporation tax receipts in the first-half of 2018 has put the Government on course (...)

The best selling car in April was the recently introduced Volkswagen Polo, a unusual return to a love of small hatchbacks by Irish car buyers, following two years of SUV obsession.

New car sales rose in Ireland, for the first time in more than a year, in April. According to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) sales wer(...)

Jim Power, chief economist, at Friends First.

Despite signs of a slowdown in house price growth, financial services group Friends First is still predicting prices to rise by a further 10 per cent (...)

Economic tale: The flagship Eason bookshop on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The financial strains suffered by bookshops make for a familiar plotline, but there could yet be a twist in the tale. Irish booksellers are seeing hin(...)

Economist Jim Power (centre) with Gerard Dollard chief executive of the  Irish Greyhound Board (left) and Phil Meaney IGB chairman at the publication of the strategic plan. Photograph: Maxwells

The Irish Greyhound Board plans to spend up to €12 million over the next five years upgrading the country’s main greyhound racing stadium at Shelbourn(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, pictured when he was minister for health in December 2015, at the announcement of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has been doing the legislative rounds for some time now and the debate hasn’t quite reached closing time. Certainly, (...)

Joe Kennedy, the wealthy father to a US president, famously sold his shares before the 1929 Wall Street Crash after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tip(...)

VW’s new Arteon: the German car brand remains the best-selling marque on the Irish new car market

Sales of new diesel-powered cars this year have fallen 16.6 per cent, compared to last year. Diesel now represents 65.27 per cent of the new car marke(...)

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