Tommy Byrne: “There’s an awful lot going on here at the moment. I’ll never move back home.”

Born en route to hospital in the back of a car, racing driver Tommy Byrne was in a hurry from the start. “It was 1958 and my family didn’t even own a(...)

Supporters react to election results during the watch party for Kentucky’s attorney general Andy Beshear, running for governor against Republican incumbent Matt Bevin, in Louisville. Photograph: Harrison McClary

As America passed the one-year mark until the presidential election, there was mixed news for Democrats this week. On Tuesday, several states held lo(...)

The Kentucky Derby. The aim of   Jockey Club America is  to boost racing and breeding standards across North America

North America’s racehorse breeding body has hired Irish equine science specialist Plusvital as a consultant on thoroughbred genomics. Plusvital, back(...)

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with a child who called into the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa Tracker. On one of the calls, Mr Trump said to a girl: ‘Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it’s marginal, right?’. Photograph: The New York Times

A seven-year-old girl who was told by US president Donald Trump it was “marginal” for a child of her age to believe in Father Christmas still left out(...)

Final destination: A BA Boeing 747 comes in to land at Heathrow on Monday. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

In numbers 5,000 Number of people who had left reviews – mostly positive – of the Red Hen, in Lexington, Virginia, before the restaurant hit the n(...)

 Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the episode on Friday evening said far more about the owner of the restaurant than it did about her. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works for US president Donald Trump. Ms Sander(...)

Cormac Breathnach: “My parents tell me that some of my first words were the names of racehorses and stallions in the 1970s, so for some reason horses have always been my thing”

Kentucky is along way from home in Galway, but a love of horses drew Cormac Breathnach from afar. Born in Renmore, Breathnach attended St Joseph’s C(...)

The late Pearse Lyons at Pearse Lyons Distillery on  James’s Street: predicted algae was going to be a “game-changer” in science.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Alltech, the brewing and food ingredients group founded by the late Dr Pearse Lyons, has closed a US factory on which it has spent close to €180 milli(...)

Labour supporters Dr Martin Edobor and Kapil Komireddi celebrate the British election outcome at The Lexington pub near Islington North, the constituency of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Simon Carswell

The shock came at the very start of the night with the exit poll. The prime minister had spied an opportunity and called a snap election in a bid to(...)

Tyson Gay pictured after winning the Men’s 200 Meter Dash final on day four of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Des Moines. Photograph: Getty

American sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity, has died after a shooting. The Lexington Police Department announced 15-year-old Trinity Gay was kil(...)

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