James Mcdonald

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The Soloheadbeg ambush, in which two policemen were shot dead by a group of Volunteers led by Dan Breen and Seán Treacy, has left an ambiguous legacy. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Centenary commemorations took place this weekend to mark the opening shots at Soloheadbeg in Co Tipperary of what became known as the War of Independe(...)

Nico de Boinville on Altior (left) comes from behind to beat Paul Townsend on Min in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy is set to make his first start of the season in Leopardstown’s €175,000 Savills Chase over Christma(...)

Ryan Moore on Yucatan. The  colt has been the ante-post Melbourne Cup favourite since a spectacular Australian debut in a Caulfield Grade Two last month. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien drew a Breeders Cup blank in Kentucky, but switches his international focus to Australia in the early hours of Tuesday morning and a pot(...)

The London Irish Playgroup has been running at the London Irish Centre for almost two years.

The Irish language can be an incredibly important way for many Irish people living abroad to connect to their heritage and culture, but the endeavour (...)

Expert Eye’s  jockey James McDonald celebrates winning the  Jersey Stakes with trainer Michael Stoute  at Royal Action. Photograph: Reuters

 Royal Ascot is famous for fashion but Wednesday’s on-trend was history as Sir Michael Stoute became the meeting’s winning-most trainer ever. Ti(...)

 Parent Matt Healy reading a story at the London Irish Playgroup  in the London Irish Centre in Camden. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

In the London Irish Centre in Camden on the last Saturday of every month, parents crowd in with their children for a day of songs and fun. The twist? (...)

Fiona and Tim Tuomey are continuing to campaign for the establishment of an independent Suicide Prevention Authority. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Eleven-year-old Milly Tuomey said she often could not get her mind off the thought “of killing myself” when responding to a Health Service Executive q(...)

Helmut Igel surfs under a full moon near San Diego in California. Photograph:Donald Miralle/The New York Times

The ocean and the sky melted together in a grey mass, making it tough for the surfer to size up the coming waves. Would they crash down on top of him (...)

James McDonald riding Dutch Connection celebrates winning The Qatar Lennox Stakes at Goodwood. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Some jockeys ride around this course for years yet still never quite seem to get the hang of it. James McDonald is not one of them. “For the past coup(...)

RONAN McGREEVY After a year's hiatus from the airwaves, impressionist Oliver Callan brings his new show to RTÉ Radio One tomorrow eveni(...)