Europe captain Paul McGinley, right, with Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. “I see my role as quite a big one, because we are going into the unknown. With the Ryder Cup captaincy, I knew what I was doing,” said McGinley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Typical of Paul McGinley really to leave no stone unturned. When Redmond O’Donoghue – the chairman of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland – first co(...)

John Roche, director of golf and business development at Confederation of Golf in Ireland, with Pádraig Harrington and Redmond O’Donoghue, chairman of the confederation board, at the unveiling of the board’s development plan

Redmond O’Donoghue, the former Waterford Wedgwood chief executive who chaired Fáilte Ireland until last September, has swung in behind the Confederati(...)

Michael Cawley: will serve a five-year term. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The former deputy chief executive of Ryanair Michael Cawley is set to become the next chairman of State tourism agency Fáilte Ireland. The Iris(...)

Give it a lash: marketing Irish culture becomes tricky only when it becomes a pastiche. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

For a country that prides itself on its artistic heritage, Ireland hasn’t always proved a bounteous cultural destination. Not so long ago, the (...)