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Racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien with wife Anne-Marie at the Ballydoyle stables in Co Tipperary. Work practices at the yard have come under scrutiny by the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the case of an employer with a culture of seemingly excessive working hours, at what stage does volunteering for extra work become obligatory? An(...)

Aidan O’Brien arriving at the Labour Court on Monday for a hearing about Ballydoyle’s work practices. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Top racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien has told the Labour Court he would like flexibility not to have to turn down members of his staff who want to work(...)