France’s Roger Bost, with Poker Des Dames, competes in the Serpentine Speed Stakes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the leading American horses, Blue Angel – by the former Billy Twomey Nations Cup and Grand Prix winning stallion Luidam – showed her class yest(...)

Dubliner Peter Leech had a river and mining town named after him for discovering gold during an official exploration of Vancouver Island in British Columbia during July 1864

An Irishman responsible for a gold rush in the 1860s was honoured yesterday at a Canadian ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the discovery. Dub(...)

The Suncor oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP

At a time of Russian sabre-rattling and with the Middle East in turmoil, a welcome geopolitical treble win could be on the cards. The United St(...)

Aisling Flanagan with her son, Tom. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Just over a year ago they were a bunch of strangers, scattered around Ireland and abroad, with one thing in common: they were all women expecti(...)

Canadian Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander said the number of visas for Irish people under the International Experience Canada scheme was to be increased because the Irish ‘do well in Canada’. Photograph: Government of Canada

The number of Canadian working holiday visas available to young Irish people is to increase by almost 70 per cent this year under a new agreeme(...)

The price change would mean a bottle of wine with eight units of alcohol could cost no less than €4. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Why is the Government talking about alcohol prices again? The pricing changes being planned now are not aimed at generating revenue through excise dut(...)

 At the  Royal College of Physicians of Ireland policy group on alcohol  public meeting  in  Kildare Street, Dublin, yesterday, were (from left) Prof Frank Murray, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dr Stephen Stewart, consultant hepatologist and director of the Centre for Liver Disease, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Supt Collette Quinn, director of the Garda juvenile diversion programme, Dr Bobby Smyth, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and John Buckley, youth engagement officer at Spunout.ie.  Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The introduction of a minimum price for alcohol is the most effective way to reduce heavy drinking among young people, a public meeting organised by t(...)

For a long time, Laura Cranmer never thought about her time in hospital as a young child with tuberculosis. But her discovery in adulthood that she’d (...)

Constitutional convention chairman  Tom Arnold: Mr Arnold said he was looking forward to a “fair and open” discussion where all members would have an equal say. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is highly likely the constitutional convention will express views on topics that are not on the agenda given to it by the G(...)