Once upon a time a bird passed a seed through its body and it fell to the ground, and got lodged in the soil and went to sleep. Then the following yea(...)

Crowds applaud Rory McIlroy’s first birdie of the week: the world’s number one golfer missed the cut for the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

It was a day at the Irish Open when Pádraig Harrington took his waterproofs on and off so often he was in danger of re-injuring the troublesome should(...)

The Happiness Trap on Townhall Street
Shoptalk: Enniskillen

The word Enniskillen triggers the same unfortunate associations as do the names Lockerbie, Warrington, Oklahoma City and other innocent sites of man’s(...)

Before the current reintroduction the last pair of white-tailed eagles were recorded breeding in the wild in Co Mayo in 1912. File image

The PSNI has identified a rare bird found near Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh, last weekend as a white-tailed eagle, or Haliaeetus albicilla. The bird known(...)

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. (...)

115 Edenmore Crescent, Raheny, Dublin 5

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(...)