Joseph O’Brien celebrates winning the Irish Derby on Australia last year with his father and trainer Aidan O’Brien, owner JP Magnier, and other connections and relatives. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This Saturday sees the 150th Irish Derby at the Curragh, a landmark moment in the history of Ireland’s premier classic race with its evocative roll ca(...)

Before the National Lottery was established, the most popular way to have an occasional flutter was to buy a Sweeps ticket. The Irish Hospitals(...)

Clare All Star  Conor McGrath and Sean Collins celebrate after last week’s hurling final victory  over Crusheen. Both players will be in action in the football final against Éire Óg as Cratloe aim to complet the double. Photo: James Crombie /Inpho

The village doesn’t feature all that highly on county Clare’s famous archive of ballads and traditional tunes and for many decades its GAA teams were (...)

The top earner in Irish local authorities is Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan, who earns €175,721 a year.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has confirmed that there are 216 local authority staff currently earning more than €100,000 each.The top earn(...)

Consultant surgeon Joe McGrath,  leaving the Four Courts yesterday after he was issued with an apology from the HSE. Photograph: Collins

Whistleblowers are flavour of the month, but Joe McGrath fulfilled this role in the hospital he works in, Our Lady’s in Navan, years before it was eve(...)

Liam Keogh  at his home in Walkinstown with his father’s memorabilia. Edward (Ned) Keogh fought in the 1916 rising. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The last veteran of the struggle for independence, Lieut Col Seán Clancy, died in 2006 at the age of 105. The direct connection to those involved in t(...)

Geoffrey Chaucer ridden by Joseph O’Brien wins The Juddmonte Beresford Stakes  at the Curragh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Aidan O’Brien clinched the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes for a remarkable 13th time at the Curragh as the exciting Geoffrey Chaucer continued his progres(...)

Tis the season for homes with horsey credentials and Curragh Grange House on the edge of the Curragh plains is no exception. The very fine Richard Orp(...)

The “My Favourite Case” section of “Law Matters” in The Irish Times often features leading (...)