The jury in the trial for the murder of Martin Brophy in Waterford has seen photographs of swelling on the hands of the accused, taken the same week Mr Brophy’s body was discovered. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A jury in the trial of a Waterford man charged with murdering Martin Brophy have been shown photographs of swelling on the accused’s hands taken on th(...)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been deemed the world’s richest man by Forbes magazine, which said he had a net worth of $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion) in 2015. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA.

Bill Gates’s net worth has increased by $3 billion over the last year to $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion), Forbes magazine said.That figure puts him at t(...)

Still taken from CCTV  of (from left to right) an unnamed 15-year-old, Kadiza Sultana (16) and Shamima Begum (15) at Gatwick airport. The three girls are suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Three schoolgirls have fled the UK in a suspected bid to travel to Syria and join Islamic State (Isis).Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (16), and an(...)

The idea of Woods giving up golf is ridiculous. Even if never breaks par again, there’s still millions to be made. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

So Tiger Woods is on sabbatical, perhaps never to return, crippled with his back and apparently struggling with nerves that stubbornly refuse to do wh(...)

Conor Ridge of Horizon Sports Management leaving the Four Courts after reaching a settlement with golfer Rory McIlroy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The old adage sometimes proves to be true. The acorn that Conor Ridge planted when he left Drury’s in 2005 to set up his own agency, to be called Hori(...)

“ Playing golf is what Rory McIlroy does better than anyone else in the world and, in case it has been forgotten, a trip to the US Masters in April could see him touch greatness as he seeks to become just the sixth man in the modern era of professional golf to claim a career grand slam.”  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The empty bench in court number one told its own story. Rory McIlroy wasn’t present to hear the official confirmation of his hefty financial settlemen(...)

Rory McIlroy’s High Court case against his former agents, Horizon Sports Management, is due to begin on Tuesday in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

Golf, by its very nature, is a numbers game. But the art of routinely getting a white Nike ball into a tin cup would seem an infinitely simpler task t(...)

Rory McIlroy and Horizon MD Conor Ridge pictured together at the White House in March  2012. Photograph: Benjamin Myers/Reuters

By rights, Rory McIlroy, the world’s number-one ranked golfer and one of sport’s most marketable figures, should be preparing to smell the azaleas. I(...)

Marissa Mayer: “Yahoo’s Geek Goddess” as ‘Vanity Fair’ has called her.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

To the list of books about transformative technology companies and their visionary leaders we can now add one about Silicon Valley’s wayward soul and (...)

A teenager, who stole two right-footed runners, which came in different sizes, has been spared a custodial sentence.The 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty(...)