Armed police patrol outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

At 1.40pm Pat Kenny was working in his Christchurch office when he heard a rapid clack, clack clack of what he assumed was a metal shutter being raise(...)

Portmarnock Golf Club are to consult current members about admitting female members. Photograph: Inpho

An awareness that tournaments like the Irish Open would remain out of its reach if the club’s male-only membership criteria were to continue is believ(...)

Job done: Oliver Wilson  celebrates with his caddie on the 18th green  after winning the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

It is often wisely quoted to a flagging player on tour that it only takes a week to turn things around. This mantra tends to be used more so at this c(...)

The par-five 10th at Pinehurst. The renovation of the course, described as “funky” by coach Pete Cowen, meant the removal of more than 40 acres of rough, which was replaced by native vegetation that includes clumps of wiregrass on sandy areas adjoining the fairways. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The view from the 18th green back down the fairway which will determine the eventual winner of this 114th US Open is the stuff of picture postcards. O(...)

The 18th green at Pinehurst No. 2, without any surrounding rough, in a departure from the usual US Open set-up. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images.

No Michael Campbell, no Tiger Woods, no rough. Anyone expecting this year’s US Open at Pinehurst to resemble the last in 2005 is in for a surprise.In(...)

Michael Campbell before yesterday’s appeal in Vilnius, Lithuania. Photograph:  AP Photo

A Co Louth man who has spent almost six years in Lithuanian prisons is preparing to return home after a court quashed his conviction for trying to bu(...)

Michael Campbell in court in Vilnius in August 2009. Campbell was detained in Vilnius in January 2008 on charges of buying ammunition and firearms for a splinter group of the Real IRA. Photograph: Reuters

An Irish man jailed in Lithuania after being convicted of trying to buy weapons for the Real IRA has been freed by an appeal court.Michael Campbell, f(...)