Travel buddy: Pets must comply with EU and other countries’ regulations by having a Pet Passport and being microchipped. Photograph: Thinkstock

Many people worry about their dogs and cats when on holiday, and miss them when they are away, so it won’t come as a surprise to hear that more and m(...)

A British soldier involved in the lethal ambush of two IRA men was also present when his military colleagues shot dead a Protestant taxi driver, a cou(...)

Ruby Walsh, Willie Mullins and owner Susannah Ricci (second right) celebrate with their trophies after winning the Ryanair Chase with Vautour at Cheltenham. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Willie Mullins’ ambition to become the first Irishman to win the British trainers’ championship since Vincent O’Brien 62 years ago could hinge on nex(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe  with CityJet executive chairman Pat Byrne. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Airline City Jet has confirmed that founder Pat Byrne and a group of private investors have bought the company from its German owner, Intro Aviation.(...)

Bryan Cooper on No More Heroes at Fairyhouse in November. The horse will get a run at Leopardstown tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have 14 weekend runners between them, but with just over a fortnight out from the Cheltenham festival their primary(...)

Arlene Foster said she would still work with Mr McGuiness as “the past is the past”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister, Arlene Foster, has spoken of her difficulties with Martin McGuinness because he delivered a graveside oration for the IRA(...)

Henry Worsley:  died in  hospital after suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, just 30 miles short of his goal. Photograph: PA Wire

The final journey of Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley was in many ways the most contemporary of events, a charity expedition followed in real time aro(...)

Members of the family of Seamus Ludlow (left to right): Kevin Ludlow (brother), Eileen Fox (sister), Nan Sharkey (sister), Michael Donghan (nephew), solicitor James Mac Guill and Michael Sharkey (nephew) in Dublin in 2006 as part of campaigning to discover what happened to their relative. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The family of murdered Co Louth man Séamus Ludlow have launched a legal action in the High Court aimed at compelling the State to establish a commissi(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. She is facing the threat of legal action if she does not order a full investigation into the killing of Seamus Ludlow almost 40 years ago

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is facing the threat of legal action if she does not order a full investigation into the killing of Co Louth m(...)

Cash-strapped Transaero has 10,000 staff

Russian air woes as Transaero loses certificate Russia’s aviation woes continue with the announcement that Transaero’s air operating certificate was c(...)