Pat Smullen is heading to Windsor to partner topweight Fascinating Rock in the Winter Hill Stakes. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen takes a day off from the defence of his Irish jockey’s title to partner Fascinating Rock in Windsor’s Group 3 Saturday evening feature,(...)

Michael Flatley and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny pose beside one of Flatley’s paintings. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

Paintings by Michael Flatley have generated sales of more than €1 million since the former dancer’s debut exhibition in London last month. The origi(...)

Members of the Irish Army Ranger Wing in Goz Beida in Chad: meagre manpower and difficult terrain will benefit from  the ability to see via drones and telescopes attached to kites. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While little-heralded, the significance of the battle the Naval Service is engaged in with international narcotics gangs cannot be overstated. In rece(...)

Denis O’Brien: he founded Digicel  in Jamaica in 2001, the company has grown across the Caribbean, central America and the south Pacific. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel’s planned flotation is a signal that the business has arrived at a crossroads. Since he founded it with the launch of a new mo(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

 Firedance, an artwork by dancer Michael Flatley. Flatley is set to enter the global art market with a selling exhibition in London. 3:12

  Michael Flatley, the dancer who has embarked on a new career as a painter, is to offer 25 pictures for sale in London at prices ranging (...)

Willing nomad: Deirdre Colgan in Florida

‘You’re not going back, are ye?” turned out to be the last words my dad said to me. I would receive a phone call from my brother three weeks later. Hi(...)

Michael Flatley  in his studio: the sales  of his work at an Irish and international art auction show  he is now second only to Jack B Yeats in the list of the highest prices for paintings achieved at auction in Ireland thus far in 2015

Almost overnight, Michael Flatley has become one of the most expensive living Irish artists. As expected, his paintings – which were seen by the viewe(...)

The White House will eliminate a major diplomatic hurdle by pushing to have Cuba dropped from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Photograph: The New York Times 1:30

Cuba recognised what it called a “fair decision” by US president Barack Obama to inform Congress he intends to remove Cuba from a US list of state spo(...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien. He has lobbied regional regulators strongly over the takeover, which he says should only go ahead after a major sell-off of overlapping assets

The proposed $3 billion (€2.7 billion) deal by the telco Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) to take over Columbus International appears to be (...)