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Barry Geraghty aboard Epatante celebrate their victory in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

JP McManus celebrated his 69th birthday with a perfect Unibet Champion Hurdle present from Epatante on Day One of the 2020 Cheltenham festival. No own(...)

 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(...)

Rachael Blackmore after winning  the featured PCI Irish Champion Hurdle on Honeysuckle on the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival at  Leopardstown. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There were rare scenes on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival as jockey Rachael Blackmore and the unbeaten mare Honeysuckle scooped the featured PCI(...)

Helen Steele, artist and fashion designer, at home in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Artist, designer and printmaker Helen Steele is usually photographed in paint-spattered dungarees, brush in hand in her busy studio where she develops(...)

Footpad, with Ruby Walsh on board,  lost his unbeaten record with a shock defeat at Naas earlier this month. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Last season’s outstanding novice chaser Footpad could return to action over two miles at Christmas. Footpad lost his unbeaten record with a shock def(...)

Road Warrior

Porsche tows A380 aircraft Two world famous brands challenged each other this month in a feat of strength. The Porsche Cayenne towed a 285-tonne Air (...)

Pupils, parents and teachers at the Gaelscoil UAE, which was set up in October 2015 by three Irish emigrant couples

In the United Arab Emirates, the school week runs from Sunday to Thursday. But as the Saturday sun blazes down on Dubai’s Uptown School, the 14-acre (...)

Johanna O’Connor: I want our boy to enjoy cups of tea at the kitchen table with his granny and grandad, and walks up the mountains with his parents on a Sunday

When I left Limerick for the Middle East, in 2007 – a time when the idea of a recession was laughable to most – I never imagined the decade that lay a(...)