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Astonishingly, the apprenticeship system – even now – is still geared towards the building industry, despite the OECD making clear recommendations for this insanity to stop in its last report, two years ago.

If it didn’t exist, would it be created? That is the most basic test of any public institution (try it on the Seanad). The same test should be applied(...)

Tapestry ridden by Joseph O’Brien wins The Friarstown Stud Debutante Stakes during the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes Day at the Curragh. Photograph Niall Carson/PA Wire

It’s only 220 yards but the seventh and final furlong of tomorrow’s Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh could be crucial to Wonderfully upsetting the (...)

 Seamie Heffernan rides War Command to victory in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot last June. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Next year’s classic hopefuls will come into sharper focus at the Curragh this Sunday when War Command attempts to make it lucky 13 for Aidan O’Brien i(...)

 Camelot ridden by Joseph O’Brien. Photograph:   Julien Behal/PA Wire

Camelot could return to action in either the Juddmonte International Stakes at York or in the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.Trainer(...)

Tom Queally riding Riposte (L) lands the Ribblesdale Stakes on Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot in June. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Investec Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture will not run in the Darley-sponsored equivalent at the Curragh on Saturday after suffering a setback. The Galil(...)


Michael Kinane: will be inducted into the Curragh’s Hall of Fame this weekend.

It took Michael Kinane 18 attempts to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Then after Galileo finally scored in 2001, the legendary jockey pressed hom(...)

 Trading Leather, with Keving Maning up, lands the TRM Silver Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: Barry Cronin/PA

If Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning were delighted with Trading Leather’s impressive victory in yesterday’s Curragh feature, their delight was surely shar(...)

Ruler Of The World and Ryan Moore hold on for victory in the Investec Derby.

Just 55 days after struggling to win an ordinary maiden on his debut, Ruler Of The World graduated to the most exclusive roll of honour in racing when(...)

Aidan O’Brien (left), trainer of Ruler of the World and Battle of Marengo, alongside son Joseph.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien begins playing his Derby chips with a vengeance when Ruler Of The World lines up for tomorrow’s Chester Vase but Battle Of Maren(...)

Joseph O’Brien with his father, trainer Aidan. Joseph takes the ride on the regally-bred Victory Song for his father at Tipperary this evening. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Lines Of Battle is rated as low as 14 to 1 on this side of the Atlantic to create history in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby but American layers beli(...)

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