The Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill will be put before the Dáil in June. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Irish racing’s regulatory body the Turf Club plans to legally challenge sections of the new Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill if it gets passed int(...)

Former Galway mayor and Independent Cllr Catherine Connolly has questioned why light rail was not considered by the planners. Photograph: The Irish Times

Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney has warned that most of the routes proposed for the city’s new bypass run through Ballybrit and could force the(...)

Bookmakers John Hughes and Francis Hyland. File photograph: Collins Courts.

Three bookmakers have been awarded tens of thousands of euro by the High Court over the loss of their betting-ring pitch positions at Dundalk racec(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan: ‘We very much welcome the allocation of funds for laboratory improvements. This matter has been of concern to us for some time.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The Turf Club has welcomed the decision of the Horse Racing Ireland board to make funding available for the purchase of laboratory equipment to enhan(...)

Horse racing  boosted by €100 million Racecourse Capital Development Fund to cover work between 2015 and 2019. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The increasing consensus that Irish racing is emerging from the worst of the economic downturn will be further boosted by confirmation from Horse Raci(...)

2013 Leopardstown Christmas Festival, General view etc ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Leopardstown officials are planning a significant facelift to Dublin’s only racecourse with the aim of catering for crowds of up to 20,000 in the fut(...)

Horse of the Year Sole Power, ridden by Richard Hughes, breaks away to win the King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot in June. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has described the Government’s recent budget increase to Irish horse racing as an investment, and says he is ai(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins receiving the National Hunt award from Minister Simon Coveney. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Champion trainer Willie Mullins was honoured with the The National Hunt award at the 12th Horse Racing Ireland Awards staged at Leopardstown on Mon(...)

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive Brian Kavanagh: “Illegal performance enhancing drugs have no place in the racing and breeding industries . .” Photo: Donal Farmer/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club have established what they describe as a “taskforce” to ensure that drug testing within the racing and breeding(...)

Danny Mullins has been suspended for three days by the Turf Club. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The issue of drugs within racing has taken a new twist with the sport’s two ruling bodies, Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club, unable to agree on (...)

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