Eddie Macken

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Walk over to the telly, turn the button, and walk back to the sofa

Not long ago Pricewatch read an excellent column by our colleague Mary Minihan in which she wrote about a few things that were ever-present in her chi(...)

Luciano Pavarotti.  “His big hobby was horses. He loved horses, especially Irish horses.” Photograph: Alexander Natruskin/Reuters

We all know Luciano Pavarotti was one of the world’s greatest tenors. We know he brought opera to the masses through his memorable Nessun Dorma at the(...)

There was still a paddock big enough for Merrylegs (I could hardly live in a place like that and not buy a Shetland)

Through the early years of being stuck in negative equity, I swore off all property websites, studiously looked the other way when I passed estate age(...)

Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway in 1979. Escorts hold umbrellas over the priests who are administering Holy Communion.

Radio folk from the BBC World Service were in town last week making a programme about the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and – having grown up listeni(...)

A view of the Land Rover Puissance during the 2016 Dublin Horse Show at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The death has occurred of Brian McSharry, who commentated on show jumping and other equestrian disciplines for RTÉ having previously been equestrian c(...)

Kirstin McDonagh, Sadhbh Gannon and Carson Morrow washing Carracanada River ahead of the opening day of the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About 100,000 visitors are expected throughout the week at the 144th Dublin Horse Show, which opens its doors on Wednesday at the RDS. One of the mos(...)

Ireland’s  Denis Lynch  riding All Star 5 during the Longines Global Champions Tour event  in London. Photograph: Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images

Denis Lynch fared best of the three Irish riders competing at five-star level at the Global Champions Tour in London on Friday when second in the 1.55(...)

Cian O’Connor riding to victory on Good Luck. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The feelgood factor returned to the RDS stands in Dublin with Ireland’s first Aga Khan Trophy win in three years. The crowds clapped and cheered afte(...)

 Greg Broderick  (left) and Bertram Allen  parade after winning the Aga Khan Trophy during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Irish team won its first Aga Khan Trophy for three years at the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS on Friday. Wunderkind Bertram Allen’s mount Romanov (...)

 Bertram Allen  is Ireland’s only show jumper to qualify for the World Cup finals in Las Vegas this week. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/Getty Images

Wexford’s Bertram Allen is Ireland’s sole representative at this week’s Longines FEI World Cup show jumping final in Las Vegas, for which 42 riders (...)

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