Is anyone enthused by the prospect of sitting in a half-empty restaurant being served food by a person in a mask and latex gloves?   Photograph:  EPA

“Exit strategy” is a complete misnomer. Without a vaccine or a proven therapy there is no exit from coronavirus, only containment. And there is no set(...)

 Tourists on  St Andrew’s Street, Dublin. Tourism is likely to be affected by the coronavirus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Monday Results: Corbion. Indicators: German industrial production (Jan), imports and exports (Jan); US consumer inflation expectations (Feb). Tu(...)

Road To Respect, ridden by Bryan Cooper, winning  at the  Cheltenham festival last March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The seasons are in flux this weekend, although the odds suggest the first Grade One of the jumps campaign is going to be business as usual for the Rya(...)

Bryan Cooper was let go by Gigginstown at the end of July. “They (Potts and Tizzard) have some fantastic horses. I can’t believe it to be honest.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup winning rider Bryan Cooper has a plum new job riding the British-trained horses of owner Alan Potts. Cooper lost his positio(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, who denied Gordon Elliott his first century of Irish National Hunt wins at Navan, confirmed Annie Power should return to action at Punchestown this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Annie Power is likely to be the star attraction at Punchestown on Wednesday and the scene could also be set for Gordon Elliott to secure a first cen(...)

Conor Lehane scored six points on his return to the Cork senior team in their win over Kerry. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-20 Kerry 0-18 Conor Lehane scored six points in his return to competitive action as Cork held off a strong Kerry challenge in the Munster Seni(...)

AP McCoy on the way to victory with Uxizandre in the  The Ryanair Steeplechase at Cheltenham. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Tony McCoy is as far removed from Gavin Sheehan in profile and experience as his Co Antrim birthplace is from Sheehan’s west Cork roots yet both decid(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  speaking to journalists after the company’s agm in Dublin Airport yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary yesterday pledged to tackle the airline’s battered public image after shareholders warned that it was cutting (...)