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Scientists have found that air pollution in the winter is associated with more hospitalisations in Dublin due to strokes. File photograph: Getty

Scientists have found that air pollution in the winter is associated with more hospitalisations in Dublin due to strokes. The study, led by research(...)

Detroit: The city lost almost a third of its population between 2000 and 2016. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

Dayton, Ohio epitomised the hard times on which dozens of industrial midwest American cities had fallen. A manufacturing powerhouse until the 1980s, t(...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

My training consists of three swims a week – two in the sea and one in a pool.

I took on my first endurance challenge in 2011 when I ran five marathons in five days. That whet my appetite, so a few months later I suggested runnin(...)

Bus Éireann strike: “It has been a bit of an upheaval,” says Tara Cotter, mother of Lily, James, Olivia and Ella. Photograph: Emma Jervis

David Williams has watched over the past fortnight as the effects of the Bus Éireann strike have rippled to the tip of the Mizen Peninsula, in Co Cork(...)

Aidan O’Brien could run four in the Doncaster St Leger. Photograph: Getty

Aidan O’Brien could possibly run three horses alongside red-hot favourite Idaho in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Placed in the Derby at Epsom (...)

The 1976 silver-grey Silver Shadow Rolls Royce which is for for sale

Sheppard’s is entering the classic cars market, with a section of its forthcoming auction devoted to this niche area of collecting. Classic and vint(...)

Gavin Sheehan celebrates winning The Ladbrokes World Hurdle on Cold Harden at last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Ladbrokes will be shut out of sponsoring at next month’s Cheltenham Festival after 10 years as backers of the World Hurdle . The news amounts to a(...)

Cold Harden ridden by Gavin Sheehan after winning the 2015  Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ladbrokes will be shut out of sponsoring at next month’s Festival after 10 years as backers of the World Hurdle, it was announced on Thursday. Ryanai(...)

 Nico de Boinville riding Coneygree on their way to winning  at Sandown last month. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Irish-trained horses dominate the betting for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after Britain’s top hope and reigning champion Coneygree was taken out of the an(...)

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