Claire Byrne

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Gordon Elliott: the story of the trainer sitting atop a deceased racehorse makes all the running. Photograph: PA Wire

In a busy news week of financial shenanigans and unravelling civic obedience, one story in particular makes the running – if that’s the right phrase t(...)

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has imposed an interim ban on Gordon Elliott having runners in Britain, and a referrals panel hearing on Friday will examine if he has damaged the reputation of racing. Photograph: PA

Veteran horse trainer and former jockey Ted Walsh has said that trainer Gordon Elliott should consider handing in his licence and taking a break for a(...)

the awful, dehumanising phrase “elderly person with an underlying health condition” gave some people a false sense of security

Covid-19 has been a moving target from the start. Here are some of the early misconceptions that were challenged by emerging new evidence - and someti(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Government Buildings in Dublin this week, where he addressed the nation on the latest Covid plan. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

For the two big Coalition parties, the last week of February became the week of the Big V. Not Vaccines, nor Variants, though both were writ large as (...)

The ‘new normal’ would have to be respect for the virus, but not to go backward into lockdown, said Dr David Nabarro. Photograph: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) special envoy on Covid-19 has warned that this is a “difficult and potentially dangerous time” as case numbers a(...)

Dr Cillian de Gascun  said that the case emphasised the importance of public health measures. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

International travellers from a further 13 countries will face mandatory hotel quarantine once the legislation and arrangements for the strict new Cov(...)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said on Monday that high levels of compliance by the majority were having a positive effect on hospitals. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A further 45 deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team. Those who died ranged in age from 55 to 104 (...)

Claire Byrne talked to Erin McClean, wife of Republic of Ireland soccer international James McClean, who described the abuse suffered by her husband on social media and beyond. Photograph:  Andres Poveda/RTÉ

As a tenacious interviewer unafraid to tackle the great and the not-so-good, it takes a lot to silence Claire Byrne. But there she is, on Wednesday’s (...)

Stoke City’s James McClean before Tuesday night’s win over Sheffield Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

James McClean has said that he is grateful for the expressions of support he has received from former players and teammates since he publicised the la(...)

Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool’s   opening goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg game against RB Leipzig at Puskas Arena in Budapest. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images

We shouldn’t grumble, of course, we need to be just grateful for the very lovely midweek distraction from bad things that is the Champions League. Y(...)

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