Bracelet ridden by Joseph O’Brien before winning the Ribblesdale Stakes during Day Three of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Bracelet bounced back from her disappointing display in last month’s Qipco 1000 Guineas to give Aidan and Joseph O’Brien victory in the Ribblesdale St(...)

 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome with jockey Victor Espinoza up trains at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Victory for California Chrome in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will mean a Triple Crown, a spot in American sporting history, and, surest bet of all,(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny being received by Qatari Prime Minister, HE Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani

Trade missions can be a gruelling business. But even after a score of engagements during his two days in Riyadh, the Taoiseach woke in Doha yesterday (...)

Enda Kenny is participating in an Enterprise Ireland trade mission in the Gulf region this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A Qatari investment agency is to travel to Ireland in the coming months to examine opportunities in areas such as financial services, infrastructur(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia today to lead an Enterprise Ireland trade mission  in Riyadh, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai (pictured). Photograph:  Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia tonight ahead of a trade mission and a series of diplomatic engagements in the Gulf region.Mr Kenny (...)

The accession as emir of Qatar of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the youngest leader in the Middle East, will have repercussions far beyond the tiny monarchy’s borders given its rise as a regional powerhouse. Photograph: Reuters/Fadi Al-Assaad

After months of speculation, Qatar’s emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday formally handed power to his 33-year-old son, a rare act of abdi(...)