Johannes Vermeer: Girl With a Pearl Earring. Photograph: Mauritshuis/Google Arts & Culture/New York Times

Johannes Vermeer, whose acute eye captured the quiet beauty of Dutch domestic life, was not a prolific artist: just 36 paintings are widely acknowledg(...)

Donnacha O’Brien on Latrobe wins The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Phtograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien’s Irish Derby hero Latrobe is set to try and put a perfect seal on the young trainer’s 2018 flat campaign at Hong Kong’s international (...)

Frankie Dettori riding Too Darn Hot celebrates early as they win The Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Next year’s classic picture is already dominated by Too Darn Hot although this weekend could help Aidan O’Brien identify some likely opposition to the(...)

Ryanair crew Tammy Donohue, Haris Kouroumbas and (background) communications chief Robin Kiely join National Gallery director of development Gabrielle Murphy at today’s launch. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

The National Gallery of Ireland has agreed a deal with Ryanair, with the Irish airline signing on as one of its corporate partners. Ryanair will dep(...)

Micheál Donoghue with his 2017 Philips Manager Of The Year award at the  InterContinental Hotel in  Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Micheál Donoghue, the Galway hurling manager, held off the sternest competition imaginable from Irish horse racing, not to mention the double-winning (...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling rolls in sand the day after his victory at Flemington Racecourse. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty

Melbourne Cup hero Rekindling is set for a short break in Australia before returning to Europe with next year’s Gold Cup at Royal Ascot a possible tar(...)

Aidan O’Brien secured his 26th Group One winner of the season at Doncaster on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Aidan O’Brien’s record-breaking Group One juggernaut shuddered to a temporary halt in Paris on Sunday when protest action led to racing being cancelle(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s Johannes Vermeer finished third in the Caulfield Cup in Australia. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien hit the bar again as Johannes Vermeer finished third behind Boom Time in the BMW Caulfield Cup at Caulfield on Saturday. O’Brien is jus(...)

Perishable Picnic by Deirdre O’Mahony. Photograph: Brian Cregan

The Perishable Picnic – Deirdre O’Mahony Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane, Co Dublin Ireland’s local authorities have a mixed reputation, and whil(...)

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