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Aidan Coleman celebrates as he rides Paisley Park to victory in the  Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenaham last year.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

The good news for those who love the story surrounding Paisley Park – or appreciate him as the festival’s ultimate ‘banker’ – is that the man who know(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

Former MP for Stormount Austin Currie in Kinnard Park, Caledon, where in 1968 his housing protest there helped instigate the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

On the evening of June 20th, 1968, Austin Currie sent a letter of thanks to Mrs McKenna, of Kinnard Park, Caledon. “I think today we have made histor(...)

From left, Jack Lynch, minister for industry and commerce, Terence O’Neill, prime minister of Northern Ireland, Frank Aiken, minister for external affairs, and taoiseach Seán Lemass at Iveagh House, Dublin, in February 1965. Photograph: Joe Clarke

Ever the pragmatist, Seán Lemass had no objections when the prime minister of Northern Ireland, Terence O’Neill, invited him to travel to a snowy Belf(...)

Late pop star Prince, pictured during the Purple Rain era, 1984.

No criminal charges will be filed in the 2016 death of pop star Prince from an opioid overdose, a Minnesota prosecutor has said. “We simply do not h(...)

Roisín O’Donnell: uses magic realism to reflect the buried memories of the conflict, which manifest in supernatural form. Photograph: Daithi Taylor

Roisín O’Donnell’s oeuvre features a cross-cultural mix of realistic and magical realist stories that are set across the globe. Born in England to Nor(...)

Mourners gather for Martin McGuinness’s funeral on March 23rd, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In Derry, the dead keep watch over the living. Perched high on the Creggan hillside, the headstones in the City Cemetery look down over Derry and its (...)

Firefighters at the scene of a fire at the Cameron House hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Two people have died and three others are being treated in hospital after a fire broke out at the luxury Cameron House hotel on the banks of Loch Lomo(...)

Kevin Myers with Michael O’Leary at the launch of the former’s memoir, ‘A Single Headstrong Heart’, last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There were quare things going on when I was away, a reminder of what a strange little country this can be. Abandoning emails and television, I allowed(...)

The documents sketch a picture of how Prince, a strict proponent of clean living who suffered from chronic hip pain, concealed his opioid addiction using a variety of methods. Photograph: Jumana  El-Heloueh/Reuters

At the time of Prince’s death, his Paisley Park home and recording compound in Minnesota were strewn with “a sizeable amount” of narcotic painkillers (...)

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