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Aidan O’Brien will hope to win a 10th Vertem Futurity at Doncaster. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien has a record-equalling 10th Vertem Futurity success in his sights at Doncaster on Saturday. Ireland’s champion trainer is one shy of the(...)

Gardaí have set up checkpoints on motorways in conjunction with coronavirus regulations. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Senior Garda officers believe the first day of checkpoints nationwide and resulting traffic congestion was a “sharp shock” that made it clear people s(...)

Seán O’Neill’s Down jersey and football boots, worn in the 1960 All-Ireland Senior Football final when they beat Kerry, and a football signed by the team, at the GAA Museum in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Of all the many conversations I’ve had over the years about the rise of the 1960 Down team, one in particular stands out to this day. And it wasn’t wi(...)

Callum Robinson scores for West Brom against Chelsea. Photograph: Nick Potts/EPA

Troy Parrott looks to be out of Ireland’s games against Slovakia, Wales and Finland while Robbie Brady and Callum O’Dowda must be regarded as hugely d(...)

Funeral of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali in Newcastle, Co Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The world has now found out that Dr Syed Waqqar Ali, the eighth member of the Irish health service to die from Covid-19, is a hero, but his family had(...)

Mary Morrissey (probably being discharged from Newcastle Sanatorium) with nurses

As we hunkered down into our own family isolation and the obligatory “sorting out”, an old diary and cassette tape prompted thoughts about another (...)

Cormac Izuchukwu  crossed for five tries and was a standout player at the RugbyX tournament in the O2 Arena, London, in October 2019. File photograph: Stella Pictures

Orthodox is overrated, just ask Cormac Izuchukwu. A pathway from schools and clubs is commonplace for aspirants looking to gain a foothold in professi(...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

WE PICK OUT SOME CREATIVE WAYS TO SPEND THE WARMER MONTHS AS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS GRADUALLY EASE Things you can do this weekend and all summer (...)

Imogen Rabone started Trees on the Land to encourage landowners to plant native Irish trees.

Melanie Wrynn knows horses, and is beginning to learn about trees. When the horse trainer and her husband Neil moved to a 21-acre farm near Newcastle (...)

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