Ireland’s Leah Lyons in action against Italy during the Women’s Six Nations Championship in Parma earlier this year. Photograph: ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Leading figures in global rugby – from Bernard Laporte to Raelene Castle – lunched at the Irish Georgian Society’s home on South William Street i(...)

Phar Lap’s hide was preserved by a taxidermist and is now exhibited in the Melbourne Museum

It seems I owe New Zealand an apology for suggesting here last week (An Irishman’s Diary, October 31st) that the great 1920s racehorse Phar Lap was “A(...)

Frank De Groot raises his sword to cut the ribbon

Decades before Irish racing trainers started winning the Melbourne Cup, as they may do again next week, another horseman from this island achieved a n(...)

Prime minister Scott Morrison is discussing overturning decades of Australian foreign policy and moving Australia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election that could weaken its grip on power, said on Tuesday Canberra w(...)

The New York Times report.

Media organisations from around the world have their eyes on Ireland today, as counting in the referendum to repeal the country’s strict anti-abortion(...)

David Power. Photograph: Con Kelleher

The 17th-century Gaelic warrior Alisdair MacColla is now all but forgotten, except to specialist historians. But he made a big impression in his time,(...)

Damien Grey (left) and Andrew Heron, at Heron & Grey restaurant, which was awarded a Michelin star, at Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Before I moved to Sydney from the small town of Goulburn, Australia, I had been working in a kitchen in New South Wales in the police academy where th(...)

 Newly elected leader of the Fine Gael party Leo Varadkar speaks to supporters after winning the internal party election in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The new leader of the Fine Gael party has made international headlines since his comfortable win over rival Simon Coveney. Leo Varadkar’s election a(...)

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has invested in the Washington Post. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

This week the chief executive of Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg – announced the recruitment of an additional 3,000 employees to police hardcore videos on (...)

Photograph: State Library of South Australia

On Friday, September 10th 1897, readers of The Irish Times were alerted to the sight of a “remarkable ship” sitting in the Liffey. “There is now moore(...)

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