Detail from a gilt-bronze surtout de table, made for Kilkenny Castle in circa 1805, which appeared at Sotheby’s this week where it sold for £18,750

Sunday (February 22nd) Victor Mee Auctions (Co Cavan). Auction on the premises of Smarmore Castle, Ardee, Co Louth. A William IV mahogany three(...)

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(...)

A small crowd of regular punters were split between thinking the whole episode was bizarre and reflecting how incredible it was that the head of the Government could casually have a pint in a gay bar

“Wow! Enda Kenny in Pantibar. That’s a first for us.” A tweet from Pantibar’s manager Shane Harte caused disbelief on Tuesday night, but there he was,(...)

Royal Caviar should prevail for Willie Mullins at Fairyhouse this afternoon, but the trainer’s main focus will be on Newbury, where Djakadam starts as favourite for the Hennessy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins has already passed the €1 million prizemoney mark for the season in Ireland and the returning bumper performer Royal Caviar can maintai(...)

The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)

Israeli police and security personnel cordon off the area near the body of a Palestinian man, identified as Ibrahim al-Akari. He was shot dead after driving a van into a crowd of police and civilians killing a policeman and injuring 13 pedestrians.  Photograph: Tali Mayer/EPA

An Arab driver rammed his vehicle into Jerusalem pedestrians, killing a policeman before being shot dead by security forces, in the latest attack to r(...)

Ormonde Mining chairman Michael  Donoghue

Ormonde Mining says the granting of a mining concession for its flagship tungsten project in southern Spain is imminent.A late-stage review of histori(...)

Deirdre O’Kane as Christine Noble in Noble

How do you capture a personality so enormous as Christina Noble? Over the last quarter of a century, the indomitable Dubliner has toiled energ(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper returns to the national squad after two-year absence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Senior Republic of Ireland international John O’Shea has called on West Ham midfielder Mark Noble to make a swift decision on his international futur(...)

In a word

Welcome to August. An august month. You will notice that August can be both noun and an adjective. They have a common parentage. August, the eighth mo(...)