Asset management agencies such as Nama and Spain’s Sareb hold commercial real estate loans, residential mortgages and foreclosed properties with a face value of about €233 billion

European banks and asset managers are seeking to sell €74 billion of real estate debt and foreclosed assets, the most ever, as they trim their soured(...)

Glassan Village, Co Westmeath Getting there: Glassan village is on the N55 nine kilometres north of Athlone.(...)

 Kevin Phelan  needs a golfing miracle to save his tour card in Perth. Photograph:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images
Sinking Phelan for Kevin in Perth
  • Golf
  • October 25, 2014, 11:07

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan could only manage a level par, third round, 72, and as a result his chances of saving his tour card are now on the distant side(...)

Bradley Dredge waves to the crowd on the 10th hole during the second round of the Made In Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort  in Aalborg, Denmark. The Welshman leads by four shots overnight.  Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Former World Cup winner Bradley Dredge produced a brilliant finish to take command of the inaugural Made in Denmark event at the halfway stage yesterd(...)

 Tom Grace is the new Chairman of the Lions Board. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The British & Irish Lions today announced the appointment of Tom Grace as the new chairman of the Lions Board. He succeeds Gerald Davies who had o(...)

Family history: a selection of documents from the archive of Éamonn O’Modhráin, who was imprisoned in Frongoch and in Wakefield in 1916. Courtesy of Robbie Doyle

When Robbie Doyle’s father-in-law died, five years ago, it fell to him to tackle the junk room at the top of his wife’s family home. It was the room i(...)

 Peter Lawrie   tees off on the second hole during day two of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Photograph: by Matt King/Getty Images

Ireland’s Peter Lawrie (70) and David Higgins (72) are both reasonably placed going into the weekend of the Perth International as they try and secure(...)

The British government made a “compelling and forceful” argument against giving prisoners the vote, prime minister David Cameron has said after two co(...)

Photo issued by the University of Sheffield of an organism found after a team from the university sent a a balloon high into the stratosphere, which could ‘completely change our view of biology and evolution’. Photograph: University of Sheffield/PA Wire

Scientists believe they have found the first evidence of life arriving to Earth from space, which could “completely change our view of biology and evo(...)

Barrys’ best

Peter Barry looked a little different when I met him in the foyer of the Shelbourne Hotel. The previous time we’dd met, it was late at night an(...)