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Practising at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:  Brian Arthur

The staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch is having “a transformative effect” on the seaside resort, according to local hotelier, Micha(...)

Adare Manor Golf Resort is at the forefront of contenders to play host to the Ryder Cup in 2026. Photograph: Inpho

Those folk of a golfing and business bent in the Limerick area, and indeed those influential folk who occupy nice leather seats in the government, mig(...)

Philip Green, whose debt-stricken clothing empire Arcadia Group has been awarded a “lifeline”. Photograph: Benjamin Norman/New York Times

Topshop boss Philip Green once had to apologise to the Irish. The brash retail magnate had suggested to the Guardian that the Irish were illiterate. “(...)

Luttrellstown Castle near Castleknock in Dublin, which is set to be upgraded

The Luttrellstown Castle resort near Castleknock in Dublin, which is co-owned by JP McManus and John Magnier, is to get eight new bedrooms as part of (...)

  Michael O’Leary has announced he will phase out his National Hunt team over the next five years. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Michael O’Leary’s capacity for wrong-footing people is renowned but by any standard the Ryanair boss’s decision to withdraw from racing over the next (...)

The refurbished Curragh Racecourse with its centrepiece – the new stand. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

After four years and just over €80 million the new Curragh opens to the public today. Irish racing’s flagship facility has been built. The question no(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 13th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival. In each of the pr(...)

Davy Russell and Buveur D’Air  winning the Betdaq  Champion Hurdle during day four of the Punchestown Festival at Punchestown.   Photograph: PA

The vagaries of a jump jockey’s life were starkly brought home to Mark Walsh after a suspected broken sustained in a fall at Punchestown on Friday mea(...)

Adare Manor and Golf resort. No expense was spared on Adare Manor’s renovation, which cost somewhere between €50 million and €100 million, depending on which report you read Photograph: Murray Consultants

“My commute is about 2½ minutes,” says Colm Hannon with a broad grin as he surveys the lush lawns of Adare Manor and the perfectly manicured adjoining(...)

Barry Geraghty on board Defi Du Seuil clears the last on the way to winningthe JLT Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If Punchestown’s €300,000 Day Three festival feature appears in one of its periodic dips in quality, a potentially superb main supporting event could (...)

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