Ted Veale wins the Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

A deal for racing’s media rights could be concluded this week with the Association of Irish Racecourses appearing to be confident that a resolution to(...)

Clearing the hurdle: horses race at Leopardstown last December. A decision on the sale of the sport’s satellite and digital rights will be taken on Tuesday.  Photograph: James Crombie

Irish racecourses will be asked to ratify just one media bid – worth a potential €6.9 million – when they meet next week to discuss the sale of televi(...)

RTÉ journalist and broadcaster Colm Murray described as “a proud and great Westmeath man”.

The broadcaster and journalist Colm Murray, who has died aged 61, was at the heart of RTÉ’s sports coverage for almost a quarter of a century. An afic(...)

Since early last month Horse Racing Ireland, which has negotiating rights for the country’s 26 racetracks, has been in exclusive talks with Attheraces, the satellite channel that holds the rights to broadcast all Irish races to cable viewers, along with those from a large number of tracks in Britain and abroad. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) board is set to discuss the latest offers for the sport’s media rights when it meets tomorrow in Galway, where one of t(...)

Talks over the future of the latest batch of media rights put on the block by Ireland’s racecourses are still going on, even though many observers wer(...)

On-course bookmakers saw their turnover decrease by nine per cent to less than €30 million. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Statistics for the first half of 2013 suggest the impact of the recession on Irish racing may be bottoming out for most sectors of the industry – but (...)

Caroline Keeling in the pepper glass house at the company’s  140-acre farm  in St Margarets, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

If you have been tucking into some strawberries and cream during the recent fine weather, there is a one-in-two chance they were Caroline Keeling’s. T(...)

Horse Racing Ireland and the Greyhound Board, the State bodies that oversee horse and dog racing in the Republic, are likely to welcome any progress with the Betting Amendment Bill. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

A Bill that will pave the way for State to tax online gambling will go before cabinet today, sparking speculation that it will finally become law by t(...)

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