Algerian migrants in a bus after they were arrested by French police during a brutal police crackdown on October 17th 1961. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/Archives

At the opening session of the talks which led to the latest Stormont House Agreement, Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers called for “a fresh approach(...)

Australia coach Alastair Clarkson is  keen on playing in US. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The GAA and AFL are actively exploring the possibility of staging the International Rules series outside Ireland or Australia every third year. It (...)

Ashford Castle in winter

Make hay in Cork If you’ve been responsible for feeding the troops all over Christmas, it’s time to sit back and let someone else do the cookin(...)

Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 16th hole during the final round of DP World Tour Championship  in Dubai, UAE. Photograph: Kamran Jebreili/AP

For a time this year, Rory McIlroy’s ankle rather than his shot-making was the focus. Doing it his way, the Northern Irishman used Instagram and oth(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend Erica Stoll pose with the Race to Dubai Trophy after the final round of DP World Tour Championship European Tour Golf tournament  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

Rory McIlroy survived a dramatic lapse in concentration to end his injury-hit season in style with victory in the DP World Tour Championship to claim (...)

Paul Dunne: “I didn’t see it as a big deal to turn pro, I just saw it as the next thing to do.” Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Escaping the remnants of Storm Barney isn’t the real reason for Paul Dunne jumping on a plane this Saturday. Rather, as one of the newest recruits (...)

FIVE PLACES TO STAY IN GREECE Despite all of its ongoing problems, Greece is predicting a record bump in tourist numbers for 2016, with 25 mill(...)

A sign showing previous winners of the Race To Dubai before the start of play at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

I had a good laugh and some nice banter playing in the pro-am on the Earth Course in Dubai on Tuesday which, after the two weeks of disappointing play(...)

Justin Rose fancies his chances of victory in  2015 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, UAE. The tournament is  the final event in golf’s “Race to  Dubai”. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

For all you need the skills of Carol Vorderman to deduce how someone other than Rory McIlroy or Danny Willett can win the Race to Dubai, that won’t pr(...)

Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri arrives with a wreath at the French Embassy in Dublin ahead of a minute’s silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday’s attacks in the French capital.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

These are uneasy times for Muslims in the West. On Saturday in Dublin a man pointed at Imam Dr Umar Al-Qadri in his clerical attire “and said one word(...)