Michael O Leary

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Danny Mullins on Flooring Porter celebrates after winning at Cheltenham. Photograph: Inpho

Those who despair of jump racing’s top echelon being a closed shop will have a tough job making their argument in Thursday’s Grade 1 feature at Punche(...)

Trainer Henry De Bromheald with Gold Cup winner Minella Indo and Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle at his yard in Waterford ahead of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho/PaA

First of all, the name. ‘De Bromhead’ is originally Norman before pitching up in Yorkshire in 1293. Then it moved to Waterford, married a not so exoti(...)

A Boeing 737 Max, takes off.

Boeing’s first 737 Max delivery to Ryanair remains weeks away, the airline said on Thursday, a month after forecasting that it would take delivery of (...)

The findings are contained in a preliminary survey of more than 700 secondary teachers who were involved in last year’s calculated grades process, which required teachers to assess their own pupils for State certification for the first time. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/Irish Times

Some teachers felt pressure from their schools and parents to inflate students' Leaving Cert marks during last year’s calculated grades process, accor(...)

Ryanair hopes to return to 80 per cent of normal flight capacity this summer. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 travel bans slashed Ryanair passenger numbers by 81 per cent to 27.5 million in the 12 months ended March 31st, its latest financial year. R(...)

Tom Scudamore riding Cloth Cap clear the last to win The Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury last November. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cloth Cap is clear favourite to repel a strong Irish challenge in Saturday’s Randox Aintree Grand National. In Tiger Roll’s absence, the Jonjo O’Neil(...)

Latest Exhibition (left) is the favourite and top weight for the Irish Grand National. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

An Easter Monday like no other does at least contain its traditional sporting centrepiece at Fairyhouse. A year after Irish jump racing’s most valuab(...)

Latest Exhibition ridden by Bryan Cooper (left) is challenged by Longhouse Poet ridden by JJ Codd during the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A call on whether Latest Exhibition tackles Easter Monday’s Boylesports Irish Grand National or opts for a Grade One alternative the day before instea(...)

Fairyhouse has put in place special protocols in order to be able to have 30 runners in the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It will be a Boylesports Irish Grand National like no other on Easter Monday but at least one familiar aspect to the Fairyhouse feature is a maximum f(...)

Airlines are now hoping that vaccination efforts can allow a return to fairly normal holiday plans this summer. Photograph: Collins

Passengers will be asked to wear face masks on Ryanair flights potentially until 2022, Michael O’Leary has said, as he announced a return to a more no(...)

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