Bertram Allen finished second in the €350,000 Rolex Grand Prix, the final class of the weekend’s five-star Italian Nations’ Cup show in the Piazza di Siena. Photograph: Inhpo

Irish show jumping riders were in the money on both sides of the Atlantic on Sunday with Wexford’s Bertram Allen recording one of his best results of (...)

Bertram Allen ensured Valkenswaard United got off to a winning start in the Global Champions League. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s Bertram Allen ensured that reigning titleholders, Valkenswaard United, started this season’s Global Champions League with a win when leaving(...)

Bertram Allen on Quiet Easy 4 during the Longines Speed Challenge, from which he emerged victorious. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s Bertram Allen rounded off a good weekend in Hong Kong on Sunday when picking up US$30,000 for his fifth-place finish in the Longines Grand P(...)

The entrance to  the Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in inner city Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

At last. It has taken so long to get this far and mainly due to State resistance. But people should not get carried away. There can be no doubt the lu(...)