Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary said that any plan to start a transatlantic service is four to five years away. Speaking to repor(...)

Liberty Counsel (left) is given a peach of a ride by conditional jockey Ben Dalton.

Liberty Counsel’s shock 50 to 1 victory in yesterday’s Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse was a skinning result for the bookies but a(...)

A chicken vendor at a market in Fuyang city, in central China’s Anhui province. Two Shanghai men have died from a lesser-known type of bird flu in the first known human deaths from the strain. Photograph: AP

Chinese health authorities have stepped up monitoring of avian flu after two men died in Shanghai from a strain of the virus that has not previousl(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates on Annie Power after winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse yesterday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was a “schamozzle” on the final bend, explained wining trainer Willie Mullins before his promising mare Annie Power kicked for home. What(...)