Jennifer Wrynne at Cheltenham last year. Winning Best Dressed Lady at the races was “a major coup”

Jennifer Wrynne is an award-winning milliner and fashion blogger based in Co Leitrim. Each headpiece is made entirely by hand in Ireland. Wrynne’s des(...)

Best hat winner Danielle Gingell, from Claremorris, Co Mayo; winner of the Kilkenny best dressed lady prize Alex Butler, from Midleton, Co Cork; and best Irish design winner Mary White, from Claremorris, Co Mayo, at Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Galway public may have recently voted in favour of marriage equality, but there were calls for another form of parity at Ballybrit. Laois-born Leo(...)

Alex Butler from Middleton,  Co Cork won the  Best Dressed Lady prize at the Galway Races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

East Cork native Alex Butler has won the Best Dressed Lady title at this year’s Galway Races at Ballybrit. Ms Butler from Ballyedmond, Midleton, won(...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father, Ted, after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder and Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph Cyril Byrne

Easter Monday. Fairyhouse. Sun shining. Irish Grand National. Tony McCoy’s last Irish national. The script was written – but it seems no one told K(...)

Winning owner Michael O’Leary and jockey Davy Russell celebrate in the winners enclosure after Rivage D’Or took the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase on Ladies Day. Photograph: PA

Ahead of Thursday’s big race which he sponsors, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary got off the mark with two winners. First Don Poli, one of the (...)