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Shane Lowry with his grandmother Emily Scanlon at a Clara GAA fundraising event.

Shane Lowry’s grandmother Emily Scanlon has revealed that his golfing success can be attributed to turf mould. She told RTÉ radio’s News at One that (...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during his first round of the Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Reuters/Ian Walton

The first golfer who ever told me the truth was Jean van de Velde. He may have been the last one too. Maybe even the last sportsperson, full stop. I(...)

‘The Cold Blue’

We have recently been spoilt with hitherto unseen footage from historical events. Coming a week after the extraordinary Apollo 11, The Cold Blue compr(...)

Throughout Foy Vance’s career the Bangor native frequently embraces change, usually gravitating towards big names along the way. From opening for Elt(...)

Dusty Springfield.  Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

With homosexuality illegal until 1993 in Ireland, gender identity was an important factor in the migration of Irish people from the early modern perio(...)

A clear wallet and its contents used in a study of how people in 40 countries decided to return, or not return, lost wallets. Photograph: Christian Zünd/Science/AFP/Getty Images

It’s obvious: someone finding a lost wallet is less likely to return it if money is inside, right? That’s what top economists, as well as regular peop(...)

A worker carves a statuette from alabaster, the same material the Pharaohs used to build their temples and tombs, at a workshop in Luxor, Egypt. Photograph: Reuters

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved, 4,400-year-old tomb of a royal priest and his family in Egypt, in a “one of a kind” find, Egyptian au(...)

Daniel McIntyre and Parker Mulherin.

What was the last gift that you bought? Daniel: A music box for my girlfriend that plays Moon River. Parker: Very nice! One of my friends collects (...)

Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish during  a  college football game. Research suggests former students who attend games are more likely to donate. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

It’s a crisp week day morning in the small city of Columbia in central Missouri. Like many towns across America at this time of year, shopfronts and h(...)

Irish consumers have a distinct preference for beef from grass-fed cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s livestock sector shows little signs as yet of engaging with so-called “clean meat”, a new technology expected to cause significant food-sect(...)

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