The new pieces by Scott McLaughlin, Eric Skytterholm Egan and Amanda Feery will be heard at the NCH on May 16th

Music of Our Time, a new lunchtime concert series at the NCH from, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, offers recent music, including a programme de(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: his team have hit the ground running so far this season with eight winners in Ireland already. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Coolmore will be Aidan O’Brien’s first runner on the flat in Britain this year when she puts her classic credentials on the line at Newmarket on Tues(...)

Jockey Davy Russell will ride Morning Assembly in the English Grand National. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The odds look against Cause Of Causes even making the final field for Saturday’s Crabbie’s Aintree Grand National but bookmakers still appear to reck(...)

Ruby Walsh, Willie Mullins and owner Susannah Ricci (second right) celebrate with their trophies after winning the Ryanair Chase with Vautour at Cheltenham. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Willie Mullins’ ambition to become the first Irishman to win the British trainers’ championship since Vincent O’Brien 62 years ago could hinge on nex(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates onboard Annie Power after winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge trophy at Cheltenham yesterday: Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

It was always going to be an emotional opening day once Annie Power cleared the last in the Champion Hurdle and charged up the famous hill in front. (...)

Ms Jacqueline O’Brien, pictured  with her husband Dr Vincent O’Brien and President  Mary Robinson. Photograph: Alan Betso/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to Jacqueline O’Brien, widow of the legendary trainer, Vincent O’Brien, who died in Dublin on Tuesday, aged 89. Brian Kavanag(...)

On parade at Cheltenham: (left to right) Peter Payne-Gallwey, trainer and steward; Phil Bull, racehorse owner and founder of the Timeform system of handicapping horses; Sir Winston Churchill, British prime minister; his wife, Lady Spencer- Churchill; Harry Wragg, racehorse owner and famous jockey; Keith Piggott, jockey, trainer and  father of jockey Lester Piggott; Anne, Duchess of Westminster, owner of racehorses including Arkle; ‘Frenchie’ Nicholson, trainer and founder of a jockey school; Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth; Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort,  Trainer of horses for British royal family; Ian Balding, trainer; Dorothy Paget, racehorse owner; Sir Noel Murless, trainer; Charlie Smirke, jockey; his wife, Ann Smirke; Dan O’Brien, trainer and father of Vincent O’Brien; Barry Fitzgerald, Irish film actor, whose real name was William Joseph Shields, best known for his role as Michaleen in ‘The Quiet Man’; Arthur Shields, Irish film actor, brother of Barry Fitzgerald, best known for his role as Rev Playfair in ‘The Quiet Man’; JP Donleavy,  Irish-American author –  or, possibly, his father, Pat Donleavy; Prince and Princess Monolulu, A famous, turban-wearing racing tipster and his partner; Pat Gray and Annie Hickman,  Tipperary farmer racegoer and his wife; Grania Cazenove, owner of a Tipperary stud farm; Waldron West, the artist disguised as a policeman; Herbert and Mrs Blagrave; trainer and his wife

Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day, is the title of one of the most interesting and desirable paintings to appear at auction in Irelan(...)

Robert Power celebrates with with trainer Charles O’Brien and his daughter Natalie after winning the The Coral.ie Hurdle on Henry Higgins  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Robbie Power is no Eliza Doolittle, but he got the equine Henry Higgins moving his “bloomin’ arse” to devastating effect at Leopardstown on Sunday an(...)

The best-known Irish musical name was that of tenor John McCormack (above), who abandoned the opera house in favour of a concert career

We’re in 2016, and the subject of 1916 is going to be with us for the duration, although the scars in Dublin seem minor compared with the war that wa(...)

Pat Eddery: endured 70 losses before securing his first win. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Pat Eddery, who has died aged 63, was Ireland’s most successful ever jockey. Only the legendary Sir Gordon Richards surpassed the 4,632 winners Eddery(...)