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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has had it up to here with Brexit already. Probably.

Corrosive crisis “I am very aware of the corrosive impact on Irish society of homelessness. I am also aware that many people living in the private re(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: will be hoping Butterscotch can prove his worth at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Butterscotch might not be one of Aidan O’Brien’s juvenile stars, but she can show she is no slouch in the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket. The (...)

 The Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Torino, Italy

Torino – Museo Nazionale del Cinema I think this may be my favourite museum ever. Housed in a former synagogue, the museum contains sections on the h(...)

About 60 Irish companies are currently working with the European Space Agency.

For a country without a space programme Ireland is doing very well in the extraterrestrial marketplace. Irish companies involved in contracts with the(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) on the way to  winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photograph:   PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien won a 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday when the Séamus Heffernan ridden Capri won the €1.5 million Curragh highlight at odds(...)

 Ryan Moore guides Cliffs Of Moher to victory in the Homeserve Dee Stakes at Chester. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Epsom’s Investec Derby has defined racing for more than two centuries and Aidan O’Brien will have history in his sights when the gates open for the wo(...)

Churchill is bidding to become the fourth Ballydoyle colt in all to complete the Newmarket-Curragh Guineas double. Photograph: PA Wire.

Minding’s absence from Ireland’s first Group One action of 2017 is a reminder of racing’s innate unpredictability but Churchill could start the hottes(...)

Winter ridden by Wayne Lordan  wins the Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket.  Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA

It was like old times for Aidan O’Brien at Newmarket on Sunday when he completed the Guineas double for a third time although it was Winter and Bally(...)

At the Horse Racing Ireland Awards were Danny, Patrick, Maureen, Willie and Emmet Mullins. Maureen Mullins won the Contribution to Industry Award and her son, trainer Willie Mullins, won the National Hunt Award. – Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Minister for Agriculture, Food and The Marine Michael Creed maintains minimising any potential reputational damage to what he described as “Ireland In(...)

Piero Valdiserra has claimed that, contrary to popular Italian belief,   spaghetti bolognese dates back five centuries in Bologna. File photograph: Getty Images

Italy has seen its share of heretics. Galileo spent his final years under house arrest for insisting that the Earth orbited the sun. In Bologna, a br(...)

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