Patrick Reed of the US makes his tee shot on the fifteenth hole with Puget Sound as a backdrop during the second round of the 115th US Open Championship golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Belt-tightening time, for the ride at this 115th edition of the US Open Championship – on greens which Henrik Stenson described as “borderline laughab(...)

The Clondalkin Youth Band taking part in the 45th International Band Championship in  Limerick on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Curtin/Fusionshooters

More than 40,000 people gathered in Limerick on Sunday for the International Band Parade, which saw musicians from across the world perform on the st(...)

Photogenic: Heida Reed as Elizabeth and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the BBC’s gorgeous new version

What I like most about Poldark (BBC One, Sunday) is that you don’t have to think too hard. There are the good guys – Ross Poldark, his poor but loyal (...)

Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, Taoiseach Enda Kenny sold the recovery story to a group of business people from the city’s biggest businesses: UPS, Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and Oldcastle, the US subsidiary of cement group CRH.  File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny attended a ceremony commemorating Fr Thomas O’Reilly, the Cavan priest who saved Atlanta’s churches and city hall from being burn(...)

LinkedIn is hoping that it can attract  blue collar workers like carpenters, electricians, delivery drivers, waiters and joiners.

After a few years out of the workforce to care for his youngest son, Klaus Thorsen spruced up his LinkedIn profile. Not that un­usual, you may thin(...)

Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed have been handed the first  two spots in the USA list for Sunday’s singles where they will play Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson. Photograph:    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

United States captain Tom Watson put his faith in his three youngest players to kickstart his side’s bid for an unlikely Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagl(...)

 Pfizer has approached Actavis to express its interest in an acquisition that could allow the US drugmaker to move overseas and reduce taxes. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland is back at the centre of the controversy over corporate inversion as it emerged that drug giant Pfizer has approached Irish-headquartered Acta(...)

 Rory McIlroy hits an approach shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club  in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

If there was one saving grace for Rory McIlroy – who shot a one-under-par 69 – as he endured a rather frustrating opening round of the Tour Champio(...)

Game of Thrones:  Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth

In a series of suites at the Corinthia Hotel in London, journalists sip coffee and stare at their smartphones. They are here to interview the c(...)