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A number of businesses, charities and educational bodies linked to Prince Andrew distance themselves from him because of his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

The council of Royal Portrush golf club in Co Antrim, whose patron is Prince Andrew, is to discuss the current controversy surrounding the senior Brit(...)

Shane Lowry talks to the media during practice yesterday for the BMW PGA Championship at  Wentworth. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Two months have passed since Shane Lowry took delivery of the Claret Jug and, with it, all manner of life-changing add-ons. That this week’s BMW PGA C(...)

Sun Yang: last year was visited by drug testers in his home but  he reportedly smashed his blood vials with a hammer, thereby refusing the test.  Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

It’s always interesting to note some of the contrast and disparity in the news headlines. and particularly the sports headlines, from when you board a(...)

 Adare Manor and golf course.  Junior Sports Minister Brendan Griffin praised the “huge work and dedication” of JP McManus for bringing the event to the Limerick venue. Photograph: PA Wire

The State will spend €50 million preparing for and promoting the 2026 Ryder Cup, which will take place in Adare Manor in Co Limerick, the Minister for(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Carragher    launch Sports Extra on Sky on Wednesday.  Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Brian O’Driscoll managed a snatched conversation with Shane Lowry on the range at Royal Portrush – he spent four days at the tournament – and a good l(...)

Members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association met on Tuesday over Ryanair’s lack of response to a pay claim they submitted in February

Holiday makers face potential disruption next month as Irish-based Ryanair pilots ballot for strike in a row over pay. Members of the Irish Airline Pi(...)

  Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy. ‘Shane is from the heart of the country and that is who he is.’ Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

The historic 148th British Open Championship was supposed to be won by Rory on the Antrim coast, but was in fact captured by Shane. The dream was that(...)

Brian Cowen has been receiving treatment in hospital following serious concerns for his health earlier this month.  Photograph:Alan Betson

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is making progress in treatment for an illness which has seen him hospitalised since earlier this month, his brother Barr(...)

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 (...)

Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy after winning The Open Championship. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff

Freshly crowned British Open champion Shane Lowry is a man of his word. He said he intended to heartily celebrate Sunday’s six-shot win at Portru(...)

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