Matthew Smith

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Suzanne Burke, Athenry, Caithríona King, Cotofin, and Cathy Dillon, Athrenry, at the Galway Races on Tuesday evening. Photograph: The Irish Times

The big race on day two at Galway was won, interestingly, by a filly called Hint of a Tint. In certain west of Ireland accents, a tint is temporary re(...)

Oh, you are awful! Yes, the Terminator sequence reaches its fifth episode with a film that aspires to the condition of The Dick Emery Show. Now rem(...)

Trainer Enda Bolger has high hopes for Gilgamboa despite loss at Navan.

Cheltenham may be the overwhelming racing focus right now but Enda Bolger is already looking forward to next season with his star novice Gilgamboa who(...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)

Gordon Elliott: also runs Midnight Game in Europe’s most valuable handicap hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If Gordon Elliott wins today’s Guinness Galway Hurdle no one can say it will be out of turn and in Bayan the Co Meath trainer looks to have a horse wi(...)

In his statement last night Mr Lowry said: 
the lands were almost worthless. 
“As part of its investigation the 
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commission sought estimates of the value of my shareholding in the lands in Wigan from two UK, independent, professional valuers. The valuations put the value of my shareholding in the lands at less than ¤13,000.”

The ethics watchdog has decided not to pursue further an investigation into some 388 complaints that independent TD Michael Lowry had failed to declar(...)

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