How weight training revamps body fat remains murky. Photograph: iStock

This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday mon(...)

Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum, pictured witth Battaash in 2019, has died aged 75. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA

Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum, one of the most significant owners in British and Irish horse racing who had a string of Classic and Royal Ascot winners for(...)

The Midnight Sky is directed by George Clooney

The actor-director on his new film, Covid-19 and why he’s not allowed to ride a motorcycle George Clooney has learned a valuable lesson in lockd(...)

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(...)

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