Previous winners including major winners Padraig Harrington (1995) and Graeme McDowell (2000). Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jonathan Yates produced a sparkling display at Tramore on Tuesday to lead the field in the first qualifying round of the AIG Irish Amateur Close Champ(...)

AIB told said the disposal of Ark Life ‘follows the completion of a comprehensive auction sales process involving a number of international investors’. Photograph: Sion Touhig/Getty Images

AIB has sold its Ark Life subsidiary to UK-based Guardian Assurance, The Irish Times has learned. The sum has not been disclosed but market sou(...)