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Trainer Ger Lyons runs Sacred Bridge at Naas in the €300,000  Ballyhane Stakes on Monday. Photograph:  PA Wire

The second €300,000 Ballyhane Stakes takes place at Naas on bank holiday Monday with every chance of it supplying another lucrative success for one of(...)

“We’re back to compass and sextant, and we don’t have electric auto-pilots either so the boat steers by the wind”

When sailor Gregor McGuckin slips away from the pontoon at Dún Laoghaire this weekend, his passage to Falmouth, England, will appear as unremarkable a(...)

 US vice-president Joe Biden is hugged by Abbie Conway from Knock, Co Mayo,   as he and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are greeted by schoolchildren from  four local schools - St Attracta’s, Charlestown; Barnacogue; Tavneena and Cloonlyon, upon their arrival at Ireland West  Airport Knock. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Claiming Irish ancestry is often seen as a vote-winner for ambitious American politicians, but few can match the credentials of US vice-president Joe (...)

Enda Kenny, on his first overseas trip since being re-elected Taoiseach, said that he was anxious to establish Irish arts and culture “not as an elegant add-on” but to have them represent Ireland as a “still-young Republic”. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in Washington on his first overseas trip since being re-elected Taoiseach, said US vice-president Joe Biden would visit Ireland (...)