Eventing rider Donatien Schauly of France dashes in the driving rain with his horse Pivoine des Touches during horse inspections for show jumping at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018. Photo: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Two of the second-placed Irish eventing team horses were sent to the holding box during Sunday afternoon’s second horse inspection at the World Equest(...)

Sarah Ennis lies in the individual bronze medal position in North Carolina. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland are lying in the silver medal position and Co Meath’s Sarah Ennis in individual bronze following Saturday’s cross-country phase of the eventin(...)

 Oliver Townend riding Ballaghmor Class before the Dressage test on day three. Photograph: Simon West/Action Plus via Getty Images

Britain’s Oliver Townend could still become just the third winner of the Rolex Grand Prix but, following Saturday’s cross-country phase of the Mitsubi(...)

Judy Reynolds will be attending the prize-giving at the international horse trials taking place in Co Cork. Photograph: Getty

There is plenty of action on the home equestrian scene this weekend with international horse trials taking place in Co Cork while the National Dressag(...)

Ireland’s Jonty Evans on Cooley Rorkes Drift during the  cross-country event at the  Olympic Equestrian Centre. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire

Ireland has slipped to ninth place following Monday’s cross-country phase of the eventing competition at Deodoro Olympic Park. As anticipated, the co(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig McCarthy riding Simon Porloe  on day one of the  individual and team dressage event  at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Ireland is lying in sixth place following Saturday’s first session of dressage in the Olympic eventing competition at Deodora Park where both Irish ri(...)

Ireland’s Mark Kyle with his horse Jemilla during Olympic inspection. Photograph: Reuters

All four horses on the Irish Olympic evening team have passed Friday’s first horse inspection ahead of the start of competition at Deodoro Horse Park (...)

Auxillary Bishop of Dublin Eamonn Walsh: “Integrity is something with steely courage and love that we all associate with Dermot O’Mahony. And goodness cannot be destroyed.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Dermot O’Mahony had been scapegoated after the 2009 Murphy commission report into clerical child abuse in the Dublin archd(...)

Billy Twomey won the 1.60m accumulator at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on Saturday night. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images

On a big day for Irish sport, the team of Cathal Daniels, Jonty Evans, Pádraig McCarthy and Joseph Murphy won Nations’ Cup competition at the three-st(...)

Philippine environmental activists march during a protest at the Human Rights Commission office in Manila on September 22nd, 2015. The activists are calling for an investigation into the top 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies over climate change impacts upon people and their livelihoods. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Chairman of the Government’s National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change Dr John FitzGerald has said it is not realistic to expect the US, Chin(...)

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