The signing of peace: Orpen’s subjects included President Woodrow Wilson, the French prime minister, Georges Clemenceau, and the British prime minister, David Lloyd George. Photograph: IWM via Getty

After the 1916 Rising William Orpen’s pupil and protege Seán Keating tried to persuade his master to return to Ireland from London and lead a revival (...)

Pat Smullen rides Anthem Alexander (left) to victory in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Photograph: Getty.

The potential for Eddie Lynam to wind up an already memorable 2014 campaign with more notable top-flight flourishes gets its first test at Newmarket (...)

Winner Leading Light ridden by Joseph O’Brien celebrate their victory in the Gold Cup during Day Three of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Hot favourite Leading Light narrowly denied the Queen’s defending champion Estimate in a pulsating climax to the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.Last year’s Q(...)

Joseph O’Brien aboard Leading Light (right) on the way to another success. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Ascot Gold Cup has presented many challenges over its 206-year history but today’s centrepiece provides a test of courage for punters over whethe(...)

Frankie Dettori:  aboard Treve for the Prince of Wales renewal and will be riding at this favourite track. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

It’s an equine Ladies Day this afternoon so it is only appropriate that one of the top female performers in modern times, Treve, looks set to put the (...)

“At school in Belfast and at the then small and nascent Queen’s University, her literary and social abilities were quickly noticed. But life during Helen’s twenties was largely fallow as she looked after her stepmother at their modest home in north Belfast, a far cry from the exotica of Tokyo.”

Helen Waddell died almost 50 years ago and her status as an Irish literary superstar in the 1930s is almost forgotten, except in certain academic circ(...)

Mouthwash can be a “disaster” for your health, a new study suggests. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London found blood pressure levels increa(...)

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  • October 26, 2013, 00:00

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CaliforniaQueenmary. comThe liner, which plied the Atlantic in the early 19th century, saw deaths in its day and some troubled(...)

 Local fishing boats pass  the Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner, which is on a one-day visit to Dun Laoghaire today(Wed). The ship belonging to the Cunard Line, is making it’s fifth port of call, on a 10-day cruise of Britain and Ireland.
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Dún Laoghaire is displaying a distinctly Mediterranean hue today as the flower-bedecked port welcomes an estimated 2,000 visitors from the Cunard Line(...)

A cyclist passing the Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner on a one-day visit to Dún Laoghaire today. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The Queen Elizabeth cruise liner has moored just outside Dún Laoghaire harbour and will remain until 6pm today. The ship belongs to the Cunard Line a(...)