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 Prince Philip of Greece at the public school of Gordonstoun, Elgin in Scotland December 1st, 1939. File photograph: PA Wire

Prince Philip was one of the last survivors of the extraordinary conglomeration of royal families that ruled Europe until the end of the first World W(...)

Keith Donoghue riding Tiger Roll clear the last to win The Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tiger Roll returns to Aintree on Thursday – two days earlier than many would initially have expected. Much has been written and said about the decisi(...)

  Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard clear the last to win the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in March  2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Rachael Blackmore bids to become the first jockey in 24 years to complete the Champion Hurdle-Gold Cup double at Cheltenham on Friday. Tony McCoy ma(...)

Máiría Cahill. Photograph: Alan Lewis

Máiría Cahill, who was raped as a teenager by a senior IRA figure, has called for the immediate removal of former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger from(...)

Mairia Cahill pictured in  2018. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has accused Roy Greenslade of being “hypocritical” about his failure to disclose his support for the IRA. Mr (...)

Greenslade criticised a BBC Spotlight documentary made about Maria Cahill’s case in which she stated that she had been raped by a senior figure in the IRA in 1997 at the age of 16 and that the IRA had attempted to cover up the rape. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Media outlet The Guardian has apologised to rape victim Máiría Cahill over an article written in 2014 by Roy Greenslade about her case. The Guardian’(...)

Sisu is a magical, mythical, self-deprecating dragon. Photograph: Disney 2020

During Roman times, cartographers would use the inscription HIC SVNT LEONES to denote unexplored territories on maps, a Latin phrase that translates a(...)

Bryony Frost and Frodon en-route to victory in the King George. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Racing people have some well-established lines to fall back on when faced with a microphone, like the rider who insists they “wouldn’t swap my horse f(...)

The bookmaker sector is looking to spring 2021 and the prospect of festivals such as Fairyhouse and Punchestown. File Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

Ireland’s on-course bookmakers admit they face a “grim” Christmas and are pinning their hopes for a return to business on a future extensive vaccine p(...)

John Creedon: Italian, French and Spanish place names were brought to Ireland as the Dublin middle classes returned from travelling, hence Sorrento Road and Vico Road in Dalkey. Photograph: Don Macmonagle

There’s an old folk tale that dates from a time when the Russian-Finnish border was being redrawn. Some rather stern officials from Moscow knocked on (...)

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