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At the Horse Racing Ireland Awards were Danny, Patrick, Maureen, Willie and Emmet Mullins. Maureen Mullins won the Contribution to Industry Award and her son, trainer Willie Mullins, won the National Hunt Award. – Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Minister for Agriculture, Food and The Marine Michael Creed maintains minimising any potential reputational damage to what he described as “Ireland In(...)

Piero Valdiserra has claimed that, contrary to popular Italian belief,   spaghetti bolognese dates back five centuries in Bologna. File photograph: Getty Images

Italy has seen its share of heretics. Galileo spent his final years under house arrest for insisting that the Earth orbited the sun. In Bologna, a br(...)

Demonstrators protest on sidelines of  COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Sunday. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

It is unwise to write history when you’re living through it. Seemingly unremarkable events in their time may be judged very harshly with the benefit o(...)

Morgan Crowley as Giordano Bruno (seated) in Roger Doyle’s ‘Heresy’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Heresy **** Project Arts Centre, Dublin The monk and prominent intellectual Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) fell foul of the Vatican at the age of 30. Hi(...)

Jilly Cooper is giving an awe-struck viewing of the Mandarin Oriental’s Royal suite, a muted monument to scale and privilege. “Wonderful, wonderful, w(...)

Churchill and Ryan Moore on the way to Group 1 success at the Curragh. Photograph: PA

Churchill further enhanced his already huge reputation with an impressive victory in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. Beaten(...)

This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. Photograph: European Southern Observatory/AP

Ireland has opened talks to become part of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the international organisation that runs the biggest telescopes in(...)

Minding has two recent victories over 10 furlongs including the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (above). Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Just two fillies, Snow Fairy and The Fugue, have won the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes in two decades but bookmakers appear to believe the fairer sex w(...)

Ryan Moore (R) partnered Aidan O’Brien’s Churchill to victory in the opening race at Royal Ascot on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Ryan Moore enjoyed a day to remember as Twilight Son emerged victorious after a thrilling climax to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. Henry (...)

André Fabre: the Cloth Of Stars trainer combined with jockey Mickael Barzalona to win the Epsom Derby with Pour Moi five years ago. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Prodigious analysis of what is widely regarded as the most open Epsom Derby in years could lead to the conclusion that nothing can win the world’s gr(...)

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