James Graham

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A memorial depicts two soldiers struggling to close the Hougoumont farm’s north gate to save it from being overrun by the French at the Battle of Waterloo

It was the arrival late in the day of the Prussian army, after hours of slogging through mud from the east, that finally decided the Battle of Waterlo(...)

 Manuel Franco and Tiz the Law win the Belmont Stakes in June. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Irish jockey James Graham is set for just his second Kentucky Derby ride in what will be the most skewed renewal of America’s most famous race on Satu(...)

Writer Jez Butterworth on stage at the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York, on Sunday, after he won best play for The Ferryman. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Northern Irish drama The Ferryman picked up the prestigious accolade for best play at the Tony Awards, while its director Sam Mendes was also honoured(...)

All the right people have been making favourable noises about The Twilight Sad for quite some time. Robert Smith has repeatedly called them his favour(...)

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings in Brexit: The Uncivil War. Photograph: Nick Wall/Channel 4

Two and a half years after the Brexit referendum, and with less than three months to go before the UK likely crashes out of the European Union, is the(...)

Kentucky Derby hopefuls, Ryan Moore  and  Aidan O’Brien:  Mendelssohn is one of the favourites for the 20-runner “Run for the Roses”. Photograph: PA

 Even by Aidan O’Brien’s record-breaking standards victory for Mendelssohn in Saturday night’s Kentucky Derby would represent a landmark moment i(...)

Guinness archivist Eibhlin Roche with a model  of the ‘WM Barkley’

It’s a popular Dublin prejudice that Guinness doesn’t travel well out of the city, especially overseas. But however true this is in peacetime, it was (...)

Closing the Gates at Hougoumont, 1815 painted by the Victorian artist Robert Gibb, which shows a vital moment during the Battle of Waterloo.

How many Irish fought at the Battle of Waterloo? A lot has been the consensus of historians who have studied this most pivotal battle of the 19th cent(...)

Big Benn
  • People
  • September 7, 2013, 01:00

Tony Benn has always had something of a special relationship with Scotland; whether in solidarity with the 1971 Upper Clyde Shipyard protests or gener(...)