Mikko Ilonen waves to yesterday’s large crowd after his victory in the Irish Open at Fota Island. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A flying Finn, not unlike the Vikings of old, made a daring raid on the Irish Open. But as Mikko Ilonen walked away with the booty, his fourth career (...)

US tycoon Donald Trump arrives at Shannon airport in Ireland to visit the Doonbeg course after he got the go-ahead from council chiefs to shore up the famous 14th green on the course, following a deal to carry out work on a protected dune system running alongside his luxury golf resort in the west of Ireland. . Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US tycoon Donald Trump has said he will invest up to €45 million in his newly acquired Doonbeg links in Co Clare. The property mogul — on a three day (...)

Then and now: an artist’s impression of the Chicago Spire

Walk south along the shore of Lake Michigan and next to a busy underpass before the Chicago River you will find a big hole in the ground. Into (...)

Doonbeg Golf Course,  Co Clare.

In the golfing world, Donald Trump is a serious player. Not, admittedly, when it comes to winning green jackets or claret jugs or such l(...)

US property mogul Donald Trump has swooped in to buy the five-star Doonbeg golf resort in Co Clare. The flamboyant billionaire and star o(...)