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‘Men want to be able to buy a pair of shoes now, wear them for six months and get a new pair, that’s the trend’

When he was young, Brent Pope used fashion to help him feel good about himself. He saw it as a way to improve his mental health. “When you look good, (...)

Irish tycoons JP McManus,  Dermot Desmond and John Magnier first invested in Barchester 25 years ago.

Australian investment bank Macquarie is in advanced talks to acquire Barchester Healthcare, the UK care homes group that was put on the market last ye(...)

Road To Respect: can land a bumper prize of €225,000 in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup is the Dublin Racing Festival’s most valuable prize and an opportunity for Road To Respect to fill in a rare big-race (...)

Barry Geraghty on Birchdale (right) clear the last to win The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle as Richard Johnson on Brewin’upastorm fall at Cheltenham on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There isn’t much Barry Geraghty hasn’t achieved during his remarkable career although a first winner at the Dublin Racing Festival will be in his sigh(...)

Willie Mullins: Patricks Park was first reserve and got into the race when his  stable companion, Ballycasey, was declared a non-runner less than two hours before the Galway Plate began. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish racing’s controversial reserve system is set to change with the sport’s regulatory body indicating the issues that arose around it at last summe(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins is not concerned about a flat start to the new year that has yielded just four wins from 26 runners. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Willie Mullins has dismissed any significance to a dip in the usual strike rate of his hugely powerful string during the opening weeks of the new year(...)

Pub group Mitchells & Butlers is remaining cautious about outlook until the political and macroeconomic landscape becomes clearer.

British pub operator Mitchells & Butlers on Thursday reported a 9.8 per cent rise in comparable sales for the three-week holiday season, but warn(...)

The Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy’s  eagerly-awaited return to action has been repeatedly delayed due to the going. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The absence of rain has become a real problem for Ireland’s racecourses with relatively quick ground conditions preventing some of racing’s top names (...)

Davy Russell on Delta Work claimed the Drinmore Novice Steeplechase from Barry Geraghty on Le Richebourg at Fairyhouse earlier this month. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team produce five of the seven runners for Leopardstown’s Grade One novice highlight on Saturday although it is Del(...)

Tony McCoy celebrates winning the Gold Cup onboard Carlingford Lough  at Leopardstown in 2015. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

JP McManus won the Paddy Power Chase with Auvergnat but the victory was tinged with sadness as the owner’s veteran star Carlingford Lough collapsed an(...)

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