Johnny Lynn, son of 1916 Grand National winning jockey Jackie Lynn, and Connie Cleary, grand-daughter of 1916 Grand National winning trainer Richard Cleary, during a visit to Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times Johnny Lynn, son of 1916 Grand National winning jockey Jackie Lynn, and Connie Cleary, grand-daughter of 1916 Grand National winning trainer Richard Cleary, during a visit to Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It has often been said of the Easter Rising that the British were slow to react because most of their army officers were at the races in Fairyhouse o(...)

 Midi de Paor Walsh of Rethink Pylons: “We started out all about the pylons about a year ago and then we realised very quickly the pylons and wind farms are connected.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Wind farm and pylon opponents from across the country have vowed to target Fine Gael politicians in an effort to change energy policy.Representatives(...)