Reeling in the years: the many faces of Uncle Gaybo, including, top left, with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000; bottom left, the motorcycling enthusiast; inset left, on The Late Late Show in 1966; centre, presenting his Lyric FM radio show last year; middle right, shaking hands with Charles Haughey at a surprise party at RTÉ in 1998; and bottom right, as chairman of the Road Safety Authority in 2007

(...), flat shoes and wore no make-up before noon, if then. Our main accessories were exhaustion and stress(...)

(...)’re all just here to relax,” I said, lying flat out on the sofa, with nothing to read but the local(...)

Hasanour  ridden by Shane Foley wins The Guinness Time Handicap on day four of the Galway Festival. Photograph:  should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...) the bar over hurdles, McCoy felt a couple of wins this summer on the flat were crucial in transforming(...)

Kieren Fallon on Cavalryman (left) wins The Goodwood Cup ahead of Harry Bentley on Ahzeemah. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Cavalryman showed he was as good as ever at the age of eight as he powered to victory in the Artemis Goodwood Cup. Godolphin’s eight-year-old became t(...)

 Joseph O’Brien rides Highland Reel (left) to win the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood yesterday. Phototograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Aidan O’Brien-trained juvenile Highland Reel had a striking victory in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood yesterday. Sent off the odds-(...)

Auctioneer Garrett O’Connor in Dublin holding the prized Damien Hirst painting that sold at an anonymous auction for just €380. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

(...), the Flat Lake Festival in Co Monaghan sold a Damien Hirst painting for just €380. The catch was that(...)

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

(...),000 festival feature.Dirar was capable of winning an Ebor on the flat but Elliott’s star dual-purpose performer(...)

Helen Mirren: so low-maintenance she often cuts her own hair

(...) colour with care. Using one of the sheerer lip colours instead of a flat matt works well – try Butter(...)

Tony McCoy has decided to enter dual-Cheltenham festival winner Alderwood in the Galway Plate. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

(...) help Tony Martin’s runner who could have found ground conditions too quick on his previous flat start(...)

The crowd at Ballybrit Galway races yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Handicap, the most valuable flat race of the seven-day festival, with a prize pot of €115,000 – €69,000 of(...)