Figures published this month revealed 7,941  people are homeless. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The number of homeless people in Ireland could reach 10,000 by the middle of next year if the current rate continues, the Simon Community has warned. (...)

Businessman John O’Connor, who created the world-famous golf course at the Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Denis Scannell

If a golf links could be described as a monument to one man, the spectacular course on the Old Head of Kinsale will long be remembered as the brainchi(...)