The gold model boat contained in the Broighter Hoard. File photograph: National Museum of Ireland

Published: August 8th, 1903  In the 1800s, there were occasional stories in The Irish Times about unusual discoveries of gold treasure. On July (...)

Ryan Moore riding Mendelssohn wins the UAE Derby  in Dubai, UAE. He will be O’Brien’s 18th Breeders Cup Classic starter.

Mendelssohn will be Aidan O’Brien’s 18th Breeders Cup Classic starter and maybe finally the one to give Ireland’s champion trainer something of a comi(...)

Sisters Tala and Rotana Farea, whose bodies were found duct-taped together on the banks of the Hudson River in Manhattan last week. Photograph: NYPD/HO/AFP/Getty Images

A person strolling through Riverside Park in New York on Wednesday afternoon last week spotted something jarring on the riverbank and called police. T(...)

Roaring Lion: Europe’s outstanding three-year-old colt of 2018 is the latest to take a tilt at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in Louisville, Kentucky.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s 25 years since the French no-hoper Arcangues sped down the Santa Anita stretch and won the Breeders’ Cup Classic, leaving commentator Tom Durkin (...)

Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying before the US Senate judiciary committee on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Reuters

Even before Dr Christine Blasey Ford sat before the Senate judiciary committee to testify against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, a group of women knew w(...)

US president Donald Trump calls on reporters at his press conference in New York on Wednesday. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

Sometime after he doubted the character of George Washington (“Didn’t he have a couple things in his past?”), urged a wire-service reporter to ask a t(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron plant a tree watched by Mr Trump’s wife Melania and Mr Macron’s wife Brigitte on the grounds of the White House in Washington on Monday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron will lead a European effort to convince US president Donald Trump to remain in the Iran nuclear deal when the two le(...)

William C Bullitt holding guns. (Photograph:   Thomas D Mcavoy/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

A Dublin law firm is offering a reward for information about a pair of missing antique pistols that were owned by the late Anne Bullitt, a wealth(...)

As expected, last night Donald Trump sought to strike a note of unity. He began his speech with a pledge to make America great again “for all Americans.”

As the great and the good of Washington’s political elite filed into the hallowed chamber of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night, a quiet hu(...)

US president Donald Trump: is expected to strike a conciliatory tone in his state of the union speech, focusing on tax reform, immigration and infrastructure plans. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/ Getty

President Donald Trump promises a “big speech, an important speech” when he addresses a joint session of the United States Congress on Tuesday night.(...)

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