There is surely no way Ireland can replicate what was achieved at Cheltenham a year ago.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it is "an absolutely essential priority" to stop all violence against Burma's Rohingya Muslims, allow them to return to their homes, and grant them legal status.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
The UN Security Council was called into emergency session today after North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile.
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has said that ethnic cleansing is taking place in Burma against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the United States may meet the Paris climate agreement's targets despite pulling out of the international deal.
Mon, 03 Jul, 2017
Paying up-front for medical research would encourage innovation and end costly monopolies by allowing generic competition to flourish, according toand
Mon, 20 Mar, 2017
A week later than intended and in Cheltenham, rather than Ascot, Un De Sceaux gets his chance in the Clarence House Chase. The change of venue doesn’t really make any difference to him, the biggest difference to the race is that it’s a £70,000 race, and it would have been a £150,000 race had it been run last week.
Sat, 28 Jan, 2017
It’s a complicated situation, with many permutations, but the long and the short of it is I don’t know for certain where I’ll be riding today.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
The pullout of Syrian rebels and civilians from their last holdout in the city of Aleppo has been delayed today, though the cause was not immediately known.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
A ceasefire "surrender deal" allowing civilians and opposition fighters to be evacuated from eastern Aleppo has begun as Russia declared all military action had stopped and the Syrian government assumed control of the former rebel enclave.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations, the first woman he has selected for a top-level administration post during his White House transition.
Wed, 23 Nov, 2016
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
Wed, 17 Feb, 2016
Close to 50 civilians have been killed and many more wounded in missile attacks on at least five medical facilities and two schools in northern Syria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
Three-times former champion jumps trainer Michael Dickinson feels he would need to write a book to fully explain what makes Willie Mullins so dominant.
Tue, 26 Jan, 2016
Un De Sceaux could bid to get back on track in the Sodexo Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday following the confirmation stage.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2016
Mon, 14 Dec, 2015
Un De Sceaux, last season’s top novice, heads a list of 10 entries for the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase on Saturday but won’t face a showdown with Sprinter Sacre at Sandown after Nicky Henderson withdrew the nine-year-old from the race.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
Wed, 25 Nov, 2015
Wed, 25 Nov, 2015
A UN report has found that UN Peacekeepers regularly barter goods for sex with women and children in Haiti and Liberia.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has urged Europe to do more to save lives in the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
Tue, 26 May, 2015
France is investigating allegations of child abuse in Central African Republic by soldiers that it sent there to stem an outbreak of sectarian killing, officials said.
Fri, 01 May, 2015
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015
Britain: A “poo bus”, which runs on human and household waste, goes into regular service this month. Powered by biomethane gas, the Bio-Bus will use waste from more than 32,000 households along its 24km route.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2015
There were so many good performances at Cheltenham this week it is hard to know where to start.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2015
It’s here! And I’m losing already.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2015
Ruby Walsh feels his younger weighroom colleagues are too intimidated to slag him off when he has a bad day.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
Davy Russell has revealed that he is considering changing the tactics that proved so successful on board Lord Windermere in last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, when the Jim Culloty-trained gelding takes his place in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Sunday.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2015
Jezki is fancied to turn over Hurricane Fly in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown tomorrow.
Sat, 24 Jan, 2015
Shiite Houthi rebels have shelled the residence of the country’s president and also swept into the presidential palace in the capital, according to the country’s information minister.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
Leave it to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to turn some of Hollywood’s sorest subjects into punch lines.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2015
If watching Willie Mullins-trained hot pots is your thing then Thurles is the place to be this afternoon.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
The UN Security Council urged countries to deny the Islamic State and other extremist groups their sources of money and fighters by shutting down oil trade, refusing ransom payments and tightening security checks.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
The Taoiseach is one of 120 international leaders heading to New York for a UN summit on climate change.
Tue, 23 Sep, 2014
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials have said.
Sun, 31 Aug, 2014
Jordan has circulated a revised UN resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and condemning “all violence and hostilities against civilians”.
Wed, 06 Aug, 2014
An Israeli air strike killed a militant leader in the Gaza Strip today, just hours ahead of a seven-hour truce announced by Israel which was meant to open a “humanitarian window” for aid.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
Israel has said it is calling up another 16,000 reservists, giving the military the ability to substantially widen its bloody Gaza offensive.
Thu, 31 Jul, 2014
Thousands of Palestinians protesting against the fighting in Gaza clashed with Israeli soldiers as the violence spread to the West Bank.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
Last Tuesday night it was my pleasant duty to be part of a large Irish contingent who were invited to be guests of Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
Sat, 29 Mar, 2014