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According to the research, wind occurring at 120m – the height of a standard wind turbine – will decrease, notably in summer. Photograph: Mat Fascione/Geograph.org.

The likely consequences of climate disruption on Ireland have been evident for many years – with some studies suggesting that apart from increased ext(...)

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city, February 2014. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s climate is likely to change dramatically by 2050, with the eastern region worst affected by higher temperatures, according to the most detai(...)

Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

You come in through the front gate, past the travelling women offering you heather and hocus-pocus. You slide along in the throng, past the stalls sel(...)

Despite Aspire Tower’s final-flight fall at the Dublin Racing Festival, he may be well placed to take on the impressive Solo in the Triumph Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho

No horse has more depending on fortune at Cheltenham on Friday 13th than JCB Triumph Hurdle favourite Solo. The Paul Nicholls-trained juvenile is a j(...)

Could Rachael Blackmore end the Festival as top jockey? Alan Crowhurst/Getty

It has been a long few weeks for racing enthusiasts, with the spectre of the coronavirus looming large over the Cheltenham Festival. More than €4 mil(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

Trainer Paul Nolan at the Dublin Racing Festival at the start of February. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A couple of weeks back, in among the pile of post that arrived at Paul Nolan’s Toberona Stables near Enniscorthy, was an envelope with a cheque in it.(...)

Rachael Blackmore after winning  the featured PCI Irish Champion Hurdle on Honeysuckle on the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival at  Leopardstown. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There were rare scenes on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival as jockey Rachael Blackmore and the unbeaten mare Honeysuckle scooped the featured PCI(...)

Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The unbeaten Honeysuckle is one of 13 opportunities Rachael Blackmore has to make it a very lucky Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend.(...)

Action from the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown. Watering may be required for the forthcoming Dublin Racing Festival in early February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Officials at Leopardstown have confirmed they are prepared to start watering the track next week if they feel it is necessary ahead of the upcoming Du(...)

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