The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ordered Topaz to sell Esso’s 50 per cent stake in a fuel terminal in Dublin Port as a condition of being allowed to buy Esso. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Texaco owner Valero Ireland and Applegreen are understood to be in the running to buy the wholesale business that service station operator Topaz must (...)

Jordan Spieth of the United States chats with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the pro-am as a preview for the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will contest the first two rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship together on Thursday and Friday. Here, we looks a(...)

 Frances Treanor (18), from Tydavnet, Co Monaghan, with her painting Self Portrait, which was  winner in Category A at the 61st Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A self-portrait drawn with a ballpoint pen has taken the top prize at this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.Frances Treanor (18), from Tydavne(...)

Pádraig Harrington watches his tee shot on the ninth hole at the  Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington kept his faint hopes of qualifying for next week’s US Masters alive with an opening 69 in the Shell (...)

Pepe Reina of Liverpool is set to join Napoli on loan. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is on the verge of a season-long loan deal with Napoli. The move would see the Spain international link up with former(...)