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(...)

The cost of living is 8 per cent lower in Ireland than in New York, according to data compiled by Numbeo and MoveHub. Image: MoveHub.com

Thinking of moving abroad and want to know more about the cost of living in your destination? Numbeo is a useful website detailing the average pric(...)

This generation of athleisure starts and ends with Alexander Wang. Above, Wang’s collection for H&M. Photograph: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

As fashion nomenclatures go, “athleisure” has a lot to answer for. Comprising athletics and leisure – two things that might seem anathema – it is a(...)