Dylan Thomas: a Welsh poet, apparently. Photograph: Picture Post/Hulton Archive

I recently found myself at one of those restrained, impossibly adult wine and nibbly food affairs where people discuss respectable topics in staid to(...)

Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas.

A former BBC journalist’s €75,000 defamation claim against a 92-year-old widow, from whom he bought the copyright of eight pictures of Dylan Thomas, h(...)

Colum Eastwood: at 32, the youngest-ever leader of the SDLP and the youngest MLA in the Assembly delivered a cracking victory speech.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“That’s the best speech we’ve heard in a hundred years,” said a hugely enthused SDLP supporter to reporters at the press desk after new leader Colum E(...)

Thierry Jarnet leads Treve to victory in last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp  in Paris last year. Photograph: Eric Feferbergeric/AFP/Getty

Her trainer insists should Treve secure an unprecedented hat-trick of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victories it will make the French superstar racing’s g(...)

Kieren Fallon: will be hoping for a triumphant return to Tipperary on board Sovereign Debt. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is four years since Kieren Fallon rode a winner in Ireland, and eight years since he rode a winner at Tipperary. However the legendary former cham(...)

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Found will be hoping to make history in Sunday’s Arc. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is set to revolve around Treve’s bid for a unique hat-trick of victories in Europe’s most coveted all-aged prize, b(...)

Sean O’Rourke: his no-nonsense interview style sometimes comes across as heavy-handed

Talk about returning from holidays and feeling like you’ve never been away. Listeners to Today With Sean O’Rourke (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) expecting(...)

Richard Hughes was second in the King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2007. Photograph: Getty.

Richard Hughes, the champion jockey, will get a final chance to win the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes just eight days before he retires (...)

‘J was a paperkeeper.” The first sentence of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s hilarious novella is a satiric statement of intent; J’s function is revealed but not (...)

Oh to live a day in the life of Theodora FitzGibbon, a model and actor who lived a glamorous life in Paris, London, Bermuda and Capri in the 1930s and(...)