Aidan O’Brien: rates Air Force Blue as best two year old he has ever handled. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Air Force Blue faces a date with destiny in today’s QIPCO 2, 000 Guineas at Newmarket with the season’s first classic apparently at his mercy. The c(...)

Military personnel are seen inside Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. Photograph: Darren Abate/Reuters

A US airman is believed to have shot his commander in an apparent murder-suicide at an air force base in Texas. Brigadier General Robert LaBrutta, w(...)

Close shave: The Red Arrows display team during a performance at the Salthill Air Show in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Famed aeronautical acrobats The Red Arrows have been confirmed as the centrepiece to this summer’s Bray Air Display. The Royal Air Force pilot team (...)

Adelma Tapia Ruiz, from Peru, who lived in Brussels has been identified as the first confirmed victim of the Brussels attacks. Photograph: Facebook

As the hunt continues for the third suspect in Tuesday’s Brussels attacks, details of those killed and injured in the bombings at Brussels airport and(...)

Aidan O’Brien: Air Force Blue and Minding are among a large team of O’Brien stars due to gallop at the track after racing at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s 2016 turf campaign gets underway at the Curragh on Sunday with Aidan O’Brien using the opportunity to work some of his top classic hopes. (...)

US Air Force Gen Lori Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander. Photograph: US Department of Defens/EPA

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says president Barack Obama will nominate the first woman to head a major US military combatant command. If confir(...)

Aviation recruitment specialist Parc recorded a drop in profits in 2014. Illustration: Askold Romanov/Getty Images/iStockphoto

A squeeze on margins left profits at aviation recruitment specialist Parc trailing by more than 5 per cent last year at €3.37 million, accounts just (...)

Punjab police personnel man a checkpoint in wake of a security alert following militant attacks at the base Pathankot air force base on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

At least two gunmen and a guard were killed in an attack on an Indian Air Force base on Saturday near the border with Pakistan, officials said, in an(...)

Ministers Heather Humphreys and Simon Harris with the Taoiseach and Mayor Tom Farrell on their way to Carrick O’Brien in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny spent yesterday visiting regions affected by the extensive flooding that has occurred over the past month. After criticism from(...)

Jockey Joseph O’Brien was aboard Air Force Blue for two of his four wins in 2016. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Joseph O’Brien is predicting big things from Air Force Blue in 2016. A winner of four of his five starts at two for Aidan O’Brien, with O’ Brien jnr i(...)