The 18th at Royal Troon is a relatively straightforward par four but there’s nothing ordinary about it after the R&A berthed their two cruise liners either side of the fairway with 7,000 spectators staring down at you

Break it down and the game is the same for everyone. Irrespective of age or ability we are all just trying to put bat on ball around a large area of m(...)

Racist graffiti daubed on the door of a house in the Orangefield area of Co Armagh. Photograph: PSNI Armagh/PA Wire

“Asylum seekers are selling drugs to kids and raping our women,” a middle-aged man in northern England, his face contorted with rage, told me last wee(...)

A broker reacts at the German stock exchange in Frankfurt after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP

Irish people living in Britain awoke this morning to hear the UK had voted to leave the European Union. Irish Times readers have been sending us thei(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (centre) during a tour of an Irish recruitment agency in Belfast earlier this month.  Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

If there was any doubt there was an Irish dimension to the Brexit referendum, it was dispelled during the final high-profile BBC TV debate in Wembley (...)

UK polling stations close at 10 pm on Thursday June 23rd as Britain decides whether to stay or remain in the European Union.   Photograph: EPA

The UK is poised to decide on its future in the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd. Voting will take place all day, with polling stations c(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said most Fine Gael Cabinet members, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, will visit the United Kingdom between now and June 23rd to emphasise  that the UK staying within the EU would be good for it and also good for Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish and British governments have scheduled a high- level meeting for the week after Britain’s EU referendum to discuss the consequences of the (...)

I’m looking for some advice on booking a short break after our New Year’s Eve wedding. We would like to travel on Monday/Tuesday, returning the follo(...)

Bomb threats have been made to schools in Ireland, following media reports of similar threats made to schools in England on Monday. File photograph: Getty Images

A series of hoax bomb threats have been made to schools in Ireland, North and South, following media reports of similar threats made to schools in Eng(...)

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United will be part of England’s Euro 2016 build-up. Photograph: James Baylis/Getty Images

Marcus Rashford has been named in a 26-man provisional squad for England’s Euro 2016 squad with Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson and Andros Townsend al(...)

Health-conscious “new men” may be largely responsible for a dramatic reduction in rates of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia over the past 20 y(...)

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