Michael Bell

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Hayley Turner dismounts Thanks Be after winning the Sandringham Stakes during day four of Royal Ascot. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The 33-1 outsider Thanks Be prevented Queen Elizabeth winning a race at Royal Ascot on Friday and still proved to be hugely popular as her jockey Hayl(...)

 Frankie Dettori riding Private Secretary to victory in the The British Stallion Studs EBF Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday in Chichester, England. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Curragh authorities are promising a new dawn for Irish racing’s HQ although it is classic veteran Frankie Dettori who could wind up providing star(...)

Simon McKeever, chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association, says the State is not ready for a hard Brexit.

Ireland would be “screwed” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which is now more likely than at any other time, the head of the Irish Exporters Associat(...)

As pressure mounts for a breakthrough in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, a report reveals 14,000 drop in the number of EU workers employed in Northern Ireland since the UK voted to leave. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The number of European Union workers employed across Northern Ireland has fallen by one quarter since the UK’s Brexit referendum, new figures reveal. (...)

Ryan Moore guiding Order of St George to victory in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh earlier this month. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ryan Moore has an enviable choice of Aidan O’Brien’s seven entries for Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. But the likelihood of soft ground conditio(...)

Sterling surged to a one-year high of 89p against the euro on Tuesday.

Sterling’s mini revival has brought some welcome relief to Irish exporters, but with the Brexit negotiations on a knife edge and UK growth still weak,(...)

Andrea Atzeni riding Stradivarius (black/yellow cap) to win The Qatar Goodwood Cup  from Big Orange. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Stradivarius looks another strong St Leger contender for John Gosden after downing Big Orange in the Qatar Goodwood Cup. The Ascot Gold Cup winner ad(...)

Despite having never ridden Big Orange before James  Doyle delivered an inspired effort.

James Doyle is a divisive figure for some but Royal Ascot saw near-unanimity on Thursday when the jockey produced a master-class of subtlety and stren(...)

 James Doyle and Big Orange hold off the late surge of Order of St George in the Ascot Gold Cup. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Big Orange repelled the late thrust of defending champion Order Of St George to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Trained by Michael Bell and ridden(...)

Denis Kenny of Ceadogán Rugs: “In an increasingly globalised market, people are coming to appreciate the positives associated with genuinely handcrafted pieces of work.”

Ceadogán Rugs, established in 1984 and bought in 1989 by Denis Kenny and his wife Fiona Gilboy, designs and makes high-end rugs and wall-hangings at (...)

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