Lovely Water No 747 by Gary Coyle

Soundings: Collective Memories of the Sea  Gary Coyle, Anthony Haughey, Emma Johnston, Sabina MacMahon, Julie Merriman, Lisa Reburn Mu(...)

“One of the most tiresome duties was the six-hour night watch in the radio room. Little happened. Rarely was a telegram sent or received.  So, sitting there in my shorts, as the ship ploughed steadily through the blackness of the tropic night, I started to read Ulysses.”

One hot afternoon in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, I sought refuge from the boiling tropical sun in a shaded bookshop. There, in one of the long (...)

David Wachman and Connor King team up with Red Dubawi in the Ayr Gold Cup today. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Trainer David Wachman will try to initiate a cross-channel Group Three weekend double when Remember You lines up under rider Wayne Lordan at Ayr this (...)

Jay Bourke: negotiating on behalf of Nede to take over the Charlie’s II takeaway.

The overhaul of the officer class at Communicorp, Denis O’Brien’s radio group, continues apace. Stephen Kane, who once soldiered for O’Brien on the Ce(...)

William Bernstein very likely wishes that he had been perhaps six months later in furnishing his publishers with the final text of Masters of the Word(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien with Magician who will face Dawn Approach in the St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

A small but select Irish team will be in action on Day One of Royal Ascot tomorrow with Dawn Approach and Magician’s eagerly-anticipated St James Pala(...)