Mikko Ilonen waves to yesterday’s large crowd after his victory in the Irish Open at Fota Island. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A flying Finn, not unlike the Vikings of old, made a daring raid on the Irish Open. But as Mikko Ilonen walked away with the booty, his fourth career (...)

Portrush’s Graeme McDowell. The last time the British Open Championship was held in Portrush in 1951 was also the last time the oldest of the four golf majors was hosted outside Britain. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Max Faulkner pocketed £300 when he won the Open Championship in Portrush in 1951, the last time the oldest of the four golf majors was hosted outside(...)

I’m in love with a new bike. If Farrow & Ball made high nellies they’d look like my new lady bike. Never underestimate the power of nostalgia. (...)

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Address: 115 Edenmore Crescent, Raheny, Dublin 5 (...)

Anglers from both sides of the Border converged in Enniskillen on Saturday to highlight their fears for the future of endanger(...)

Adrian Dunbar and Pauline Hutton in the Lyric Theatre production of Brendan at the Chelsea. Photograph: Steffan Hill, hulton/getty

Adrian Dunbar’s favourite Brendan Behan anecdote involves Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Brian O’Nolan standing outside Neary’s pub in Dublin in the pour(...)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes US President Barack Obama before the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St Petersburg, today. Photograph: REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power declared this evening that the US has has given up trying to work with the UN Security Council on S(...)

Ciaran McCauley and John Carty in Blue Raincoat’s Endgame

Over the weekend, the town of Enniskillen pulled out all the stops for the immersive experience that is the Happy Days Enniskillen International Becke(...)

Mary McInerney and her husband Jorn Bjerknes onboard their barge, Frøya, on the canal at  Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Brian Farrell

Five years ago Mary McInerney sold her house in Galway. Home since then has been an elegant 15-tonne hunk of steel named Frøya .“Frøya is the goddess (...)

 US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, with tour guide George McClafferty, at Glendalough on Tuesday. Security surrounding their visit cost millions of euro. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The cost of the security operation in the Republic relating to the G8 summit and the visit of US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters to Dub(...)