Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: ‘We did it in a very different way from the Greeks . . . But we got spectacular success.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) wonder that sources in Dublin mention words such as “amateur” when describing the Greeks’ negotiation(...)

John Wilson, principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, during rehearsals at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...)-making, playing the drums for amateur orchestras, theatrical entertainments, school things.” Although he is self(...)

Shane Lowry: “I’ve only played two tournaments so far this season, played quite well and hopefully I can keep doing it next week in the WGC-Cadillac championship in Doral.” Photograph Scott Halleran/Getty Images

(...) working out under the expert tuition of Robbie Cannon, an old friend from my amateur days, a fine golfer(...)

A drone nearly collided with a jet at Heathrow airport last December: many drone operators – both recreational and commercial – are ignorant of regulations or deliberately flout them.  Photograph: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

(...) had regulations specifically designed to address amateur as well as commercial drones and their(...)

Julianne Moore accepts her Academy Award. ‘Political acceptance speeches are supposed to be the anomalies that keep the ceremony honest. They’re not supposed to define the night.’ Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

(...)” potential liars by analysing their partners’ body language was exactly the kind of amateur media psychology(...)

Rugby, out of touch?

(...) amateur days of McBride, Gibson, Slattery, etc, was just as capable of delivering great spectacle and(...)

Ukrainian prisoners of war get ready to be exchanged for members of pro-Russian separatists near the village of Zholobok in Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday. Photograph:Igor Tkachenko/Reuters

(...). “This is a brazen attempt to expand the territory of terrorism.“Amateur footage posted on the internet(...)

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  is given treatment for a cut to his eye after a clash of heads with France’s Mathieu Bastareaud during the Six Nations at Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

(...) professional but are more pronounced for an amateur adult or under 20 player. IRFU concussion guidelines(...)

The Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill will be put before the Dáil in June. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

(...)-to-points are an amateur sport and we can see no basis for the state to be involved.“Government gives grants to(...)

Darren Clarke celebrates Europe’s Ryder Cup win over the USA at The K Club in Kildare in 2006. Photograph:    Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) from the crowd.Clarke always seemed to be a man in a hurry. As an amateur, he excelled – beating(...)