Brian Hughes

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Could Brexit be bad for your mental and physical health? Apart from a feeling of sadness, most of us, I think, have looked on Brexit as a weird realit(...)

One person in 10 in Britain is having sleeping problems over Brexit, 20 per cent were reporting anxiety and a similar number were reporting family conflict over the issue. Photograph: iStock

Brexit has caused a mental trauma in Britain on the scale of a major war or a natural disaster, an expert on stress claims, leading to a sharp rise in(...)

Harry Cobden riding Clan des Obeaux  on the way to winning the 32Red King George VI Chase from Tom Scudamore and Thistlecrack  at Kempton Park. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

For a moment at Kempton on Wednesday, it seemed that the fragile brilliance of Thistlecrack, the King George VI Chase winner two years’ ago, would lig(...)

A Dublin butcher shop in Christmas week. ‘Some people have an unrealistic view of what Christmases past were like and very often, the old ways weren’t the best.’ Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

The Americans might say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Happy Christmas” so as not to offend non-Christians yet Christmas festivities – religious, secula(...)

 Seeyouatmidnight: the proven mudlark can deliver glory for Scotland again in the Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Even the most potentially gruelling Randox Aintree Grand National for years won’t take more than a dozen minutes to run although for punters it could (...)

The population of Drogheda and the surrounding area has topped 83,000

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has backed city status for Drogheda, Co Louth. The Louth TD said: “Yes, we have supported that for some time, myself an(...)

The winning Ireland team at Little Aston. Photograph: @RandA/Twitter

Ireland won the ladies home international golf title for the first time since 2004 when they overcame reigning champions England by the narrowest of m(...)

 Oliver Hughes: May 20th, 1959-July 31st, 2016. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Oliver Hughes who has died aged 57, was a pioneering entrepreneur in the drinks business. With his cousin Liam LaHart he founded a chain of pub-brewer(...)

Tarek Nigim: “After three and a half years here, I’m asked what I think of Ireland. My answer: mighty craic.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In a time of falling state support for higher education and rising student numbers, could international students help to plug the funding shortfall? (...)

O’Faolains Boy has been ruled out of the Grand National. Photograph: Getty

O’Faolains Boy is out of the Crabbie’s Grand National after trainer Rebecca Curtis found the nine-year-old to be lame on Saturday morning. It is a bl(...)

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