Representatives of Irish language groups that signed an open letter to Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis  gathered at Belfast’s Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich to highlight their concerns.

A failure by the British government to introduce Irish language legislation before Christmas raises the risk of it becoming an issue in next year’s St(...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s Deputy First Minister has said she expects the UK government to introduce Irish language legislation “over the course of the next week or (...)

Slieve Donard: The five-star hotel had been owned by the Hasting family since 1972

The Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Co Down, is to be acquired by US-based AJ Capital Partners in a deal valued at £40 million (€47 million). The fiv(...)

Team USA captain Steve Stricker shakes hands with Team Europe captain Pádraig Harrington after the Ryder Cup. Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo

The tradition of inking a tattoo onto body parts is reserved it seems for only winning captains, so at least Pádraig Harrington has been spared the bo(...)

The par-four 13th hole at Whistling Straits Golf Course, designed by Pete and Alice Dye. Photograph:  PGA of America/Getty Images

When the dust settles following the 43rd staging of the Ryder Cup at the Straits Course on Sunday evening, there is a reasonable chance the star of th(...)

West Bromwich Albion’s Dara O’Shea shakes hands with manager Valerien Ismael after the 409 win over Sheffield United at The Hawthorns. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

On the premise that Stephen Kenny needs to base his Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers on the form of Irish players at En(...)

Seamus Power: ‘It [the win] gets me closer to the top tier, it’s a nice stepping stone. I’ve always believed that’s where I want to play, and that’s where I’m going to play. There’s a lot more work to be done but hopefully I’m going to get there.’ Photograph:  Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Things have changed for Séamus Power, as he returns to the PGA Tour for this week’s Wyndham Championship in North Carolina. He can concentrate fully o(...)

Zach Johnson has pulled out of the British Open at Royal St George’s. Photograph:  Andy Lyons/Getty

Former champion Zach Johnson and South Africa’s Louis de Jager have withdrawn from the 149th British Open after testing positive for Covid-19. Ameri(...)

Nelly Korda hugs Leona Maguire after Korda beat her by a single shot to win the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Nelly Korda delivered a throwaway line with a serious undercurrent of her duel down the stretch with Leona Maguire as the duo threw birdies at each ot(...)

MP Jeffrey Donaldson who is widely regarded as the frontrunner  to be the next leader of the DUP

Sinn Féin has said it will have “no demands” for facilitating the appointment of a new first minister, other than a commitment to agreements already m(...)

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