Paul Townend on Hurricane Fly alongside Champagne Fever at Willie Mullins’ yard in Closutton, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Florence Nightingale apparently believed apprehension more harmful than any exertion so Willie Mullins might need some TLC in the next fortnight befor(...)

 Officers and men of the 8th Hussars, the ‘King’s Royal Irish’, circa 1855, during the Crimean War. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On the calm morning of October 22nd, 1856, a train steamed into Dublin’s Kingsbridge station, and 1,500 soldiers alighted and began a march eas(...)

Assigning Ireland’s 49 acute hospitals to six new groups will probably make a difference to patient outcomes. Unfortunately, with the exception of can(...)