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“Irish State Coach 351” is one of the more storied railway carriages in Ireland. It was designed for the royal visit of 1904, when King Edward VII was the main beneficiary of its “smoking room” while his wife, Alexandra of Denmark, enjoyed the “Queen’s boudoir”

Among the prize exhibits at the recent 175th anniversary open day in Inchicore Railway Works was “Irish State Coach 351”. One of the more storied rai(...)

Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho is a part owner of the Michael O’Callaghan-trained Olivia Maralda, which is  set to make her debut at Naas on Sunday. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A famous football name could be on Sunday’s racecard at Naas as Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho is the part owner of a €450,000 racehorse. (...)

Kevin O’Gorman, master distiller at Midleton, unveils the nearly 50-old-whiskey up for sale this week

As a writer on things liquid, I have had the privilege of tasting many expensive wines and spirits. But only on a very few occasions have I tasted any(...)

Andrew Robertson of Liverpool celebrates after winning the League Cup. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty

Andy Robertson tells that story about how he reacted to Liverpool’s loss in the 2018 Champions League final to Real Madrid. The game was in Kyiv, whic(...)

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Enock Mwepu celebrates scoring against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

Arsenal 1 Brighton 2 Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four Premier League finish took another blow as they were deservedly beaten by Brighton following a lac(...)

Brentford’s midfielder Christian Eriksen collides with Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after scoring a goal during the match between Chelsea and Brentford. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty

Chelsea 1 Brentford 4 Thomas Tuchel declined to “make a drama” out of Chelsea’s shock defeat by Brentford at Stamford Bridge despite admitting the Bl(...)

Face-off: Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Composite photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

We have reached April and Liverpool can still win four trophies. We have reached April and Manchester City can still win three trophies. We have rea(...)

When Ferguson was at his height, gimlet-eyed and up for the argument always,  he bullied and cajoled  every last ounce out of his players. It was difficult to fully appreciate the enormity of what he had created. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

When Alex Ferguson was in the middle of a slow recuperation following the life -saving brain surgery four years ago, two fragments of life invaded his(...)

 Restrictions have been placed on Chelsea football club, including ticket and merchandise sales, as the UK government imposes sanctions on the club’s Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, due to his close association with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Vuk Valcic/Getty Images

The UK government views the British property tycoon Nick Candy and a consortium headed by Todd Boehly and Hansjörg Wyss as serious contenders to buy C(...)

Conor Brennan completed a communications degree in DCU in the mid-1980s. ‘This was in the pre-internet era of two-TV-stations Ireland,’ he says. ‘The guys in the engineering faculty used to laugh at us, saying we’d never get a job.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Trying to pin down Conor Brennan, chief executive of Arachas Corporate Brokers, the largest nationwide insurance broker in Ireland, for a face-to-face(...)

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