‘The tulip lady’: Welsh-born writer and author Anna Pavord

Mention the Welsh-born writer and author Anna Pavord’s name to any book-loving gardener and almost inevitably they will say “Ahh, the tulip lady”. (...)

Some 300 years to the day after signing the deed of sale for the Mansion House to the corporation, on May 18th, 1715, Joshua Dawson’s descendant Lady Moyola (above right), the widow of Maj James Dawson Chichester-Clark, former prime minister of Northern Ireland, arrived to meet  Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Christy Burke (centre) for the occasion. Lady Moyola’s daughter, Tara Whitely, is at left. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

It may be one of central Dublin’s posher streets nowadays, but Dawson Street used to be a “piece of marshy land without even a lane crossing it”. Tha(...)

Kilmacurragh House   in 1932

Kilmacurragh House, near Kilbride in east Wicklow stands in ruin in the midst of one of the most important collections of mature exotic trees in Ir(...)

Richard Hughes is led into the winner’s enclosure at Royal Ascot aboard speedball sprinter Sole Power. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Kingman’s brilliant St James’s Palace Stakes rout on his first Royal Ascot appearance may have been the Day One headline act but Ireland’s sprint sta(...)

Dawn Approach, ridden by Kevin Manning (left), lands a thrilling St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

There was irony in a JP McManus-owned horse putting a halt to the greatest streak of success ever enjoyed by Irish horses at Royal Ascot yesterday as (...)