Rosses Point

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The Metal Man at Rosses Point was cast by sculptor Thomas Kirk who also created Nelson’s Pillar and the figures on top of the GPO in Dublin with Coney Island in the background. Photograph: Brian Farrell

He has captivated everyone from painter Jack B Yeats to Westlife’s Shane Filan, but campaigners say that one of Sligo’s best-known landmarks, the Meta(...)

England’s Robert Rock in action during the final round of the Irish Open in Lahinch, Co Clare. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images via Reuters

A potential complication has arisen for next year’s staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in its now established slot in the schedule two weeks ah(...)

Clare Island Lighthouse.

Mayo has long been a favoured destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It’s also a firm favourite for those who love great hotels. Put them toget(...)

TEN YEARS AGO THIS WEEK A MAN CALLING HIMSELF PETER BERGMANN CHECKED IN TO A HOTEL IN SLIGO TOWN. FIVE DAYS LATER HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON R(...)

A Garda photograph showing still image taken from CCTV of Peter Bergmann in Sligo bus station in June 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In June 2009, the body of a man was found on Rosses Point beach in Co Sligo. He had checked into a Sligo hotel five days previously using the nam(...)

 Caolan Rafferty: produced  six birdies in a fine second round of 66 at County Sligo. Photograph: Tony Marshall. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/R&A/Getty Images

Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty produced a breathtaking display of iron-play to join teenager Max Kennedy in the halfway lead in the Radisson Blu-sponsored (...)

Dr Rory Mooney: “I am the luckiest man on this planet.”

Dr Rory Mooney is upbeat. He has just moved into a new business premises and is optimistic about the future. He recently set up a medical company, Cla(...)

The facility, located on the campus of Cherry Orchard Hospital, was found to have been in breach of 10 Hiqa guidelines. Photograph: Google Streetview

An inspection of a Dublin facility for chronically-ill young people found unexplained sums of money missing from the accounts of some residents. The(...)

Robert Brazil, of Naas Golf Club, celebrates his victory over Alex Gleeson in the final of  the West of Ireland Championship at Rosses’s Point.

Robert Brazill bravely matched Alex Gleeson’s 18th hole birdie to give Naas Golf Club its third West of Ireland Championship in just five years. The (...)

James Fox (Portmarnock): had  a brace of hard-fought 2 and 1 wins over Co Cavan’s Shane McDermott and Athlone’s Thomas O’Connor. Photograph: Inpho

Amateur golf might be the preserve of the young guns these days, but Portmarnock’s James Fox might just turn out to be the daddy in the West of Irelan(...)

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