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A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Mendelssohn will continue his route to November’s Breeders Cup Classic by taking in Saturday week’s Grade One Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park in (...)

  Daniel Tudhope riding Laurens (right) win The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes from Alpha Centauri at Leopardstown Racecourse on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Neither Aidan O’Brien or Jessica Harrington believe the state of the Leopardstown ground had anything to do with the career-ending injuries sustained (...)

US Navy Flag ridden by Ryan Moore (right) wins the Darley July Cup Stakes  at Newmarket. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Kew Gardens is set to run in the King George after capping a red-letter day for the Aidan O’Brien team by winning the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at(...)

Francis Edward De Groot, a former Hussar and a senior member of the New Guard born in Dublin, disrupted the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening ceremony by slashing the ribbon with his sword, declaring it open in the name of ‘decent citizens of New South Wales’.

Francis Edward De Groot was born in Dublin in 1888. By the time he and his Galway-born wife Mary arrived in Sydney in 1920, De Groot had served in the(...)

Our Duke and Robbie Power (left) win the Grade Two  Red Mills Steeplechase from Presenting Percy  at Gowran Park. Photograph: PA Wire

Michael O’Leary reckons his ambitions for a Cheltenham Gold Cup hat-trick could flounder against the English favourite Might Bite. The Ryanair boss –(...)

Nico de Boinville riding Might Bite (left) clear the last to win The  King George VI Steeplechase at Kempton Park. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

“He likes to say ‘look at me’,” Nicky Henderson said of Might Bite after the King George VI Chase at Kempton, and it seems that a horse with a reputat(...)

Former US president John F Kennedy: “The informing spirit of the American character has always been a deep religious sense.” Photograph: JFK Library/National Archives/Reuters

July 4th is a religious holiday. For this insight, thank John F Kennedy. On July 4, 1946, Kennedy – then 29 years old, the Democratic nominee for a Ma(...)

Highland Reel and Ryan Moore take the Coronation Cup at Epsom. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Highland Reel provided Aidan O’Brien with an eighth victory in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom. Despite the late arrival of the winner and his s(...)

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