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Shane Lowry and Dustin Johnson share a laugh during a practice round on Monday at Kiawah Island ahead of this week’s US PGA Championships. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

A different world perhaps for Shane Lowry, but – lurking inside – that same old feeling. For starters, there’s the salty sea spray of the Atlantic com(...)

Police in Northern Ireland have described the attack at Portrush’s East Beach as unprovoked and vicious

Police in Northern Ireland have described as unprovoked and vicious an attack by up to 50 youngsters on four teenagers at a popular beach on Co Antrim(...)

Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

Aerial view of the Barry’s Amusements site in Portrush, Co Antrim

The site of Barry’s Amusements in Portrush, Co Antrim, has gone on sale as a development opportunity, which could be turned into a hotel or residentia(...)

Shane Lowry shows off the Claret Jug ahead of the 2019 All-Ireland SHC semi-final between Limerick and Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

You can provide a legacy in different ways. How about by beating all-comers on the linksland of Royal Portrush to lift a Claret Jug? Shane Lowry, stil(...)

Portmarnock GC:  is the club seeking change for the same reason the British clubs did? In order to be able to host prestigious tournaments such as the Irish Open. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

Daybreak yesterday on the yoga mat. The red phone in the corner, code secured in its Perspex casing, started to vibrate mid Downward Dog pose. That’s (...)

Writer Tom Coyne made 103 room reservations and over 40 tee times. By the end of the trip he had hit 4,531 shots, lost 129 balls and visited 196 pubs. Photograph: Inpho

At first it was a crazy idea. A trip from the United States to Ireland to play every links course on the island - with a few parkland along the way - (...)

Picnic in the sun at St. Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

From March onwards, it was the strangest of times to be out and about reporting. Work took me all over the country both during and between lockdowns. (...)

The sun going down at Portrush harbour. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

From Derry to Ballycastle, tourist towns are ‘buzzing’ but contact tracing is inconsistent and holidaymakers are confused by different rules north (...)

Royal Portrush Golf Club: Last year, the Open delivered a £100 million boost to the North’s economy. Photograph: Stuart Franklin

At Royal Portrush Golf Club, the stands are gone. Last summer, the 18th hole was packed with people cheering Shane Lowry as he sank his final putt and(...)

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