ISA president David Lovegrove has major issues to confront, not least the loss of so many members in recession

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Irish teacher Katie Mulrennan was refused a job in Seoul, South Korea due to the “alcoholism nature” of the Irish. Photograph: Bloomberg

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 Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes  drives during practice ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas  in Austin, Texas. Photo:  Mark Thompson/Getty

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 Nico Rosberg   locks up approaching turn two next to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton during the Russian Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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The United Arab Emirates said last night US vice president Joe Biden had apologised to the Abu Dhabi crown prince for “any implications” in a speech h(...)

  The names of Ian Poulter of England, Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Lee Westwood of England are positioned in the final line-up of the European team as European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley of Ireland announces his three captain’s picks during a press conference at Wentworth. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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  • September 2, 2014, 13:53

RORY McILROY (Northern Ireland). Age 25. Caps 2 (2010, 2012). Record Won 4 Lost 3 Halved 2. Majors 4 (2011 US Open, 2012 US PGA, 2014 Open, 2014 US (...)

Philadelphia Maria Walsh: the winning Rose at the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photograph:Domnick Walsh

Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh was last night crowned as the 2014 Rose of Tralee.A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ms Walsh moved to the south Mayo vi(...)