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Lot 117,  the vanity case that belonged to Kitty Kiernan, bereaved fiancée of Michael Collins

Whyte’s of Molesworth Street has just published the catalogue for The Eclectic Collector auction on May 5th. The sheer variety of items is likely to a(...)

Irish ballerina Ninette de Valois on stage at Covent Garden. Photograph: Claude Harris/Getty Images

A new weekly series for Irish Times Abroad profiles an Exraordinary Emigrant from Irish history, based on entries from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dicti(...)

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(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

Capri (second right), ridden by Ryan Moore, winning the  St Leger  at Doncaster. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

A first meeting of a breakaway trainers’ body in Northern Ireland is scheduled to go ahead in Lisburn on Monday night. The split with the Irish Raceh(...)

John Slattery and Brian Cox in Churchill

In the days before the Normandy landing, British prime minister Winston Churchill retrieves his hat along a blustery coastline before uttering some of(...)

A file photo from June 2016 of Queen Elizabeth II looking out from the window at Buckingham Palace, central London. Photograph: PA

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth missed a New Year’s Day church service on Sunday due to a heavy cold, Buckingham Palace said, a week after the 90-year-old m(...)

Tom Taaffe celebrates Cane Brake’s 2006 victory at  the Paddy Power Steeplechase. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

It’s been 10 years since Tom Taaffe trained Cane Brake to win the Paddy Power Chase. In 2006 the race was worth the same prize money as it is now. It’(...)

Ruby Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins make a happy pair after victory in the Racing Post Novice Chase during day one of the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photograph: PA Wire.

If Thistlecrack confirmed himself a stellar new talent over fences with a superb King George VI Chase victory at Kempton, it was a familiar St Stephen(...)

Valseur Lido: produced a sparkling first start for new trainer Henry De Bromhead in the JNwine Champion Chase at Down Royal in November. Photograph: Inpho

Valseur Lido is set to skip Kempton’s King George VI Chase and take up a Christmas engagement in Leopardstown’s €150,000 Lexus Chase. After a sparkli(...)

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