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Two horses are Milton, a stallion which had been pre-selected to represent Belgium in next year’s Olympic games and a gelding, Diego, expected to compete in the next European Championship. The third horse is named Isidor.

A legal action which was initiated over two valuable horses being moved to Ireland from Belgium has settled at the High Court. Mr Justice Brian O’Mo(...)

The Italian woman claims  she owns 50 per cent of each of the two horses, counsel said.

An Italian woman being sued by her former partner and his company over the movement of two valuable horses to Ireland claims she owns a 50 per cent sh(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane pass each other during training in Saipan ahead of the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Last week, the Taoiseach told the Dáil that it’s difficult to compare the handling of the coronavirus crisis across different countries because they a(...)

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with TCD shows a model structurally representative of a coronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19. Image: Nexu Science Communication/via Reuters

The blue bottle of Milton is back for the first time since my kids were out of nappies and my hands are raw with washing. I’m not going crazy with the(...)

Postman of 15 years Joe McDonald   meets many people in isolation and cocooning at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Helping isolated people comes naturally to most postal workers. “You’ll always get people who are lonely and all they’ll be looking for a bit of conve(...)

A firefighter hoses down trees  near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images.

Australia deployed military ships and aircraft on Wednesday to help communities ravaged by devastating wildfires that have left at least 17 people dea(...)

Two-year-old Alana Reid.

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 2½-year-old Alana undergoes an excruciating ordeal which continues for hours. It starts with the peeling (...)

An injured woman is helped away from the scene in Manchester following an IRA bomb blast in June 1996. File photograph: Malcolm Croft/PA

At 10pm on Monday I walked out of the shadowy corridors of Manchester Town Hall, which had just been hosting a civic reception for Maria Balshaw, the (...)

John Montague was a poet who gave history a voice, a voice informed by his Northern background and origins. He did so in early poems of remarkable ins(...)

Actor Robert Vaughn appears during a panel for  AMC TV show Hustle at the Television Critics Association 2007 winter press tour in Pasadena, California. File photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters

US actor Robert Vaughn, star of The Man From U.N.C.L.E, has died of leukaemia at the age of 83, his manager has confirmed. Vaughn played suave spy Na(...)

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