Vikings, mercenary warriors, and competing clans made up the terrifying cast in one of Ireland’s oldest and best-known battles. All of these different elements will once again play their part in...More
Colm Tóibín on June 13 became the first Irish author to be awarded the interna- tional IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel The Master. The award is the largest of its kind, with a prize of...More
On this day in 2008, 26-year-old Irish-American Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the Indy Japan 300. This made her the first female winner in IndyCar racing history. Just three years prior, she had made her Indy 500 debut in 2005, where she finished in fourth place. Only the fourth woman to compete in the Indy 500, she became the first woman ever to lead a lap (she led for 19 laps) in the 500 mile race. Later in 2005, she earned Rookie of the Year honors and finished 12th overall. She has appeared twice in Sports Illustrated.