Jeff Hopkins of Royal Dublin lining up his putt on the 13th green during the AIG Barton Shield semi-final at Carton House. Photograph: Pat Cashman

“You’re troopers,” remarked one supporter, hugging Joe Lyons after Galway overcame North West in the first semi-final of the Barton Shield on the o(...)

The AIG Irish Cups and Shields finals take place over the O’Meara Course at Carton House. Photograph: Inpho

The famine has stretched to 47 years for The Royal Dublin Golf Club in their quest to regain the Barton Shield, but the famed north Dublin club hopes (...)

The funeral of Larry and Martina Hayes leaves  the Church of St Peter & Pauls, Athlone for the cemetary. Photograph: Collins

The murderous ideology of Islamic State visited Athlone in a visceral way, the mourners at the funerals of Larry (Lonnie) and Martina Hayes, who died(...)

Maurice Curran came to public prominence in 1991 when appointed by then minister for industry and commerce Desmond O’Malley as government inspector to(...)

The inshore lifeboat service at Union Hall will be maintained on a 24-month trial basis, after which the RNLI will evaluate whether to establish a permanent station at the busy West Cork fishing port.  Photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard/PA Wire

The RNLI is to establish a lifeboat base in the Cork harbour which was the scene of one of the country’s worst fishing tragedies of recent years when (...)

The Tit Bonhomme, which sank last year near the mouth of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has promised a change to the existing system of responding to 999 emergency telephone calls in marine incidents.Ho(...)

Egyptian colleagues grieve behind a hearse containing the body of Tit Bonhomme crew member Attia Shaban at the pier at Union Hall in west Cork, after the trawler sank early last year. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said he will consider concerns raised over the handling of emergency calls from the trawler Tit Bonhomme after(...)

Safety at sea

The sun-filled setting of Union Hall earlier this week, with dinghies tacking in light winds across from Glandore harbour, could not have offered a gr(...)

File pic of the Tit Bonhomme, which sank on Sunday morning near the mouth of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

The ill-fated trawler, Tit Bonhomme, changed from its correct course for its home port of Union Hall just six minutes before it collided with A(...)

Michael Hayes, skipper of the trawler Tit Bonhomme. Mr Hayes (52) from Helvick Head, Co Waterford, and four of his five crew, all died when the trawler sank last year. Photograph: Niall Duffy/Marine Times

The sole survivor of the Tit Bonhomme fishing tragedy in whic(...)