Brian Martin

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Shane Lowry at Royal Portrush Golf Club. His three-round total of 197 is the lowest  in the history of the British Open.  Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Shane Lowry’s 63, a course record, was a round for the ages. Cast in the role of a golfing troubadour he enchanted the galleries with the calibre of h(...)

Zander Lombard has the halfway lead in the Irish Open at Lahinch. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

A grey, misty morning beckoned in a day of body surfing that wouldn’t have been out of place on the wild Atlantic waters over the fence. And while th(...)

Shane Lowry  at a Dublin media event.” I do feel like I am playing with a lot of confidence at the minute, and if I shoot a bad score today I am going to shoot a good score tomorrow.” Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/Sharppix

Shane Lowry’s promotional gig on the rooftop patio of The North Star hotel in Dublin’s north inner city provided an insight into his desire to reach f(...)

File photograph of a member of the Army bomb-disposal team.

A young man has spoken about the lucky escape he and his family, including his 18-month-old nephew, had when they found an unexploded grenade with the(...)

Cormac Sharvin: finished one stroke outside the mark that rewarded the top 25 players and ties with a full European Tour card. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Getty Images

Cormac Sharvin missed out on a full European Tour card by millimetres and that’s not a sporting euphemism for the fact that he was one stroke outside(...)

 Hozier, whose Take Me to Church was the most played song last year in Ireland

It has felt easy, in these uneasy days, to stand in solidarity with freedom of expression, particularly the right to criticise religion, and still fee(...)

Eirtech Aviation managing director Niall Cunningham. Photograph: David Sleator

Los Angeles private equity firm Vance Street Capital has bought Shannon-based aircraft coating company Eirtech Aviation. Vance Street did not disclos(...)

Marty Rea as the priest fighting paedophilic urges

Be Infants in Evil Mick Lally Theatre, Galway **   It’s hard to know what to believe these days. Take Fr Patrick (Marty Rea),(...)

Marty Rea in Be Infants in Evil

Everyone has a unique way of listening. The director Oonagh Murphy bows her head in contemplation, but lifts her eyes above the script, as though v(...)

Street spectacle show “Dragonus” by Compagnie Malabar from France will take to the streets of Galway with a monumental moving dragon   during Galway International Arts Festival

A dragon, aliens and a giant red ball will be used to launch Galway’s annual invasion of culture in July. The Galway International Arts Festival has (...)