‘SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has been the star performer in television debates, even among English voters.’ Above,  Sturgeon speaks at the launch of the Scottish National Party (SNP) election manifesto in Edinburgh on April 20th. Photograph:  Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

(...) nationalism raises the question of how the UK as a whole can hang together. Major’s use of the term nation to(...)

 Rory McIlroy:  victories and  sponsorship deal  make him Ireland’s richest sportsman. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

He’s got the world number-one spot, four Majors and counting, and now Rory McIlroy can add the(...)

Scott Evans recently made the top 25 in the world rankings in Badminton with only four other European players ahead of him. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

(...) is a big achievement and something I have worked towards, I will qualify for all of the majors in(...)

Mark Crossingham, managing director of Universal Music Ireland: “My absolute mission is to sign acts that have the potential to sell outside of Ireland." Photograph: Kathrin Baumbach

(...) things are just normalising. There are now three majors in operation in Ireland: Sony Music, Warner(...)

Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish National Party. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Major’s comments are silly, over the top and frankly they don’t show him in a particularly good light(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin of “ a deeply sinister attempt to misuse the respect which the Irish people have for 1916” at the party’s annual Arbour Hill commemorations. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) headway with the public in recent years.“His speech majors on negativity and invective but offers no(...)

(...) — feature a production credit for that company. A few Hollywood majors struggle to equal that record. Colin(...)

Masters Champion Jordan Spieth visits the observation deck at The Empire State Building in New York City.Photograph: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth is confident he will win more majors in pursuit of world number one(...)

Steffon Armitage faces a race to be fit for Toulon’s European Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • April 14, 2015, 08:35

(...) his arrival at golf’s top table, and now the young Texan has more Majors and Rory McIlroy’s world(...)

Masters champion Jordan Spieth: “He’s athletic, he’s young, he has the right character and he wins.” Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

(...) two-pronged target: first, to leapfrog McIlroy as world number one; and, two, to win more Majors and a(...)