Food surplus redistribution hub: (from left) Karen Horgan, project manager, Trevor Keating, depot manager, Brendan Dempsey, director, and Leonard Murphy (driver) at the Bia Food Initiative’s hub in Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The industry term is surplus food, but that’s merely a euphemism for food waste – a problem said to cost the Irish economy up to €4 billion a year.W(...)

An emotional Oliver Wilson  celebrates on the 18th green after winning the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews, Scotland. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

An emotional Oliver Wilson admitted he could be “drunk for a while” following his win in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, after starting the wee(...)

Former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll chips  onto the first green on the Old Course at St Andrews during the final practive round for the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Photograpgh: David Cannon/Getty Images

Brian O’Driscoll will face a new type of pressure first thing on Thursday morning after being drawn in the opening fourball at St Andrews for the Dunh(...)

 Craig Williams rides Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the George Ryder Stakes during Guineas Day at Rosehill Gardens on March 29th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

If the perfect race could be designed for Gordon Lord Byron it might just be Sunday’s Prix de la Foret at Longchamp and Irish flat racing’s fairy-tale(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  has been  awarded the freedom of Limerick by the newly merged local authority.

President Michael D Higgins has said he is humbled to have been made a freeman of Limerick. Almost 1,000 invited guests gathered at a ceremony in the (...)

 Tamadhor comes home to win the Ballylinch Stud European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden with Chris Hayes aboard earlier in September. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As a €2.85 million product of two notable classic winners expectation has always surrounded Ol’ Man River who tomorrow will get a serious test of his(...)

Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his foursomes match with Victor Dubuisson against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley at Gleneagles yesterday. Photograph: PA

Graeme McDowell described his playing partner Victor Dubuisson as “Europe’s next superstar”. It’s a bold statement but one rooted in more than the sen(...)

Pat Smullen rides Melbourne Cup hope Pale Mimosa (right) to win the Lonsdale Cup at York during the festival this August. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Dermot Weld’s legendary status in Australia makes even the possibility of him having a Melbourne Cup runner big news so official fingers Down Under ar(...)

 Chief feferee Andy McFee talks with Europe team captain Paul McGinley ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at  Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

A cool breeze brushed over the hillocks here at Gleneagles resort yesterday, almost as if it were blowing away the smokescreens that had formed around(...)

 Former Manchester United manager  Alex Ferguson will address the European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles on Tuesday night.  Photograph: PA Wire

Alex Ferguson has been revealed as the Ryder Cup’s not so secret weapon, with the former Manchester United manager to address Paul McGinley’s players (...)