Portstewart

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Daniel Stewart: ‘It’s been a long day: seven hours of riding into a headwind. A pocket of daylight remains.’  Photograph: Lily Duffield

Drip, drop, drip. Pitter, patter, pit . . . eyes creak open, contracting from black to ice blue, as I begin to gather sense. I check my watch: it’s 5(...)

Christmas morning swim at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Thousands of festive swimmers have taken the plunge at Christmas Day dips all over the island of Ireland. The increasingly popular seasonal tradition(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the Remembrance Service at Belfast City Hall on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice  Photograph: Matt Mackey/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Tánaiste has spoken of the importance of attending a remembrance ceremony in Belfast marking the centenary of the end of the first World War. A s(...)

Isabella Rosellini in her one-woman (and her dog) show ‘Link Link’

Over the years, as an arts producer and festival curator, Richard Wakely has frequently encouraged performers, artists and organisations to hit the re(...)

Rory McIlroy  on the 17th tee during practice   for the Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club in Co Donegal. Photograph:   Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

A miracle? Not quite, but while links courses all over Ireland have turned into a scorched brown of late, the Glashedy Links – which will test the sho(...)

Paul McGinley at Lahinch Golf Club for the announcement that it is to host the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, with McGinley as the host.  Photograph: Brian Arthur

As you’d somehow expect from someone whose Ryder Cup captaincy was deemed a template for all others, to the extent that the USA has sought to imitate (...)

Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, Co Derry. Photograph: Geograph.co.uk

A man accused of throwing a bowl of vomit over a nurse trying treat to his injuries must remain in custody, the High Court in Belfast has ruled. Gav(...)

Jon Rahm during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

In conquering the links and everybody else en route to claiming the DDF Irish Open at Portstewart last July, we got a glimpse of what Jon Rahm is all (...)

Rory McIlroy chipping  during  the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Northern Ireland’s Portstewart Golf Club in July  2017. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s hosting of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open won’t be a one-man task any longer, with the PGA European Tour revealing that the tournament (...)

 Homelessness  in  Belfast city centre. The charity Depaul has 156 hostel beds in Belfast, Derry and Dungannon, including 31 family units. Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For recovering alcoholic Christopher from Co Armagh, Christmas Day was spent at the Rosemount House homeless hostel on the Antrim Road in north Belfas(...)

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