Michael Hoey is congratulated after  his first round victory over Maximilian Kieffer  in the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links  in Aberdeen. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Aberdeen’s football defeat to Kairat Almaty was the only blot on an otherwise perfect day for Paul Lawrie as the tournament which bears his name enjoy(...)

Katherine Boyle claims she forgot she left her mobile phone in her bra strap before going through Mountjoy Prison’s screening process. She has been unable to work in the prison service since her clearance was revoked. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A teacher has sued alleging her career in the prison services was “destroyed” after a mobile phone was detected in her bra strap when passing through (...)

Salmon enchanted evening: Noel Clancy celebrated Valentine’s Day with a great springer of 13lb 8oz from Lough Currane

Inland Fisheries Ireland (Ifi) is preparing a National Angling Development Plan (Nadp) which it hopes will provide criteria, support and proposals to(...)

 Jason Day of Australia hits his approach shot on the first hole during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Photograph:   Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Jason Day rediscovered the form that saw him win the Farmers Insurance Open after a four-way play-off at Torrey Pines last weekend to move back into c(...)

Most TV viewers could watch Rory McIlroy winning the British Open at Hoylake last year, but from 2016, only Sky subscribers will have access to full live coverage. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Nothing, apparently, is sacred any more. With one scribble of a signature, the exclusive television rights to the British Open – golf’s oldest and (...)

For a house that started life as a modest Regency villa on Nerano Road – off Dalkey’s Sorrento road – Khyber Lodge has had more than its share of d(...)

Pádraig Harrington is now ranked 340th in the world.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington will continue his bid to stop his slide down the world rankings in the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi this (...)

13-17 Dawson Street, Dublin –  regarded as one of the best redevelopment sites in the city centre

A landmark office and retail building at the junction of Dawson Street and Molesworth Street in Dublin city centre is likely to be demolished to make(...)

 Tiger Woods reacts after missing a putt on day one of The Open Championship at St Andrews. He shot an opening 76. Photograph: Danny Lawso/PA .

The cruelty of golf knows no bounds. It makes the rarefied few who break into the top tier splendidly wealthy and feted in return for wearing staggeri(...)

 Martin Kaymer:  will be the centre of attention as the European Tour moves to his homeland for the BMW International Open this week. Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

Germany’s Martin Kaymer will be the centre of attention as the European Tour moves to his homeland for the BMW International Open tomorrow. Kay(...)