Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, the outgoing Lord Mayor of Belfast, in Belfast City Hall.  Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Lord Mayor of Belfast for one more week, likes to take selfies and post them on his prolific Twitter feed. There are pictures (...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper onboard Benefficient clears the last fence on his way to winning the The Paddy Power Chase  ahead of jockey Andrew McNamara onboard Hidden Cyclone and Arvika Ligeonniere with jockey Ruby Walsh. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even the absence of Sprinter Sacre from the Queen Mother Champion Chase appears unlikely to sway Tony Martin from aiming Benefficient(...)

The Tullow Tank ridden by Danny Mullins (right) clears the last on the way to winning the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle during day two of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Benefficient made it three Grade One wins around Leopardstown yesterday, but the reverberations of his Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase success could cont(...)

Sizing Europe on way to victory in the Paddy Power Chase at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival last year. The 11-year-old has a 50% success rate at the course. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just five days shy of his official 12th birthday, and less than three months before his real one on March 24th, the star veteran Sizing Europe can suc(...)

The Beatles in 1967: ‘Paul filled the vacuum after Brian Epstein died. I think John was a bit begrudging. George was very introverted. Ringo was depicted as the joker, but I thought he was quite wise’

Paul Howard, biographer of Tara Browne, the 1960s peer, scenester and alleged subject of the Beatles song A Day in the Life, is chatting to film-maker(...)

 Michelin chef Albert Roux: “I used to come here for 10 solid years in the 1980s with the children and the dogs . . . I absolutely loved the Ring of Kerry.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Albert Roux is chef royalty. The restaurateur has trained household names such as Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White. With his brother Michel he ran(...)

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Weekend in... Edinburgh

Tourists descend on Edinburgh every August for the Edinburgh International Festival, a citywide celebration of theatre, music, opera and dance perf(...)

Barry Geraghty and Sprinter Sacre on the way to victory in the  Queen Mother Champion Chase at  Cheltenham. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

It’s an old racing adage that they all look fast running past trees: Sprinter Sacre ran past a champion in Sizing Europe at Cheltenham yesterda(...)

Barry Geraghty won his fifth Champion Chase on  Sprinter Sacre at Cheltenham. Photograph: Eddie keogh/Reuters

Sprinter Sacre confirmed his superstar status with a stunning victory in the Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham to give jock(...)