Joseph O Brien

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Paul Townend on Next Destination comes home to win the Novice Chase at Naas in January. Willie Mullins has a horse that in most years would boast an outstanding profile for Ballymore Novice Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho

Cheltenham is unique but close your eyes and theoretically the most eagerly-anticipated novice event of the week can be reduced to an everyday Irish (...)

Peter Kenny leaving Bridewell District Court in Dublin following a court appearance in 2010. File Photograph:  Collins Courts

A convicted murderer whose lawyers claimed he could not get a fair trial due to the “scandalous” handling of a Garda informer has had his conviction u(...)

Davy Russell: has recorded 95 winners this term and is 30 clear of Paul Townend in the jockeys’ championship.  Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Davy Russell passed the €2 million prizemoney mark for the season at Punchestown on Sunday and the jockey remains on course to enjoy his best ever ca(...)

  Derek O’Connor celebrates on Edwulf after winning at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien has been able to give Edwulf a clean bill of health after his fairytale win in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Sunday. The JP Mc(...)

Edwulf (left) ridden by Derek O’Connor wins The Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown ahead of Jack Kennedy on Outlander. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Big outsider Edwulf won a dramatic renewal of the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown for Joseph O’Brien. In what was a tremendous training perform(...)

Judge Patrick Durcan ordered the release from custody of Joseph O’Brien (62) at Ennis District Court

A judge in Co Clare has called for “some safe refuge” outside prison for a convicted paedophile. At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan made h(...)

The judge said: ‘Everyone is entitled to see dawn leading to dusk and there should be a way of assisting this man.’

A judge has intervened to try to stop a convicted paedophile spending the next four months in jail despite his expressing a willingness to go to priso(...)

Davy Russell on Death Duty on the way to winning  the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Steeplechase at Fairyhouse at the start of December. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Death Duty’s surprise inclusion in the Racing Post Novice Chase field sets up a mouthwatering clash with Footpad in the feature event on the opening d(...)

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(...)

Killahara Castle took the the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Boreen Belle Mares Novice Hurdle in Thurles. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Killahara Castle etched her name into the history books at Thurles as she became the first horse to win at 200-1 in Ireland when causing a huge upset (...)

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