Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with children from the local Chinese community at the launch of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Hill Street Family Resource Centre in central Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The last time Ireland had an election on the back of a long economic expansion was 2007. That was the year Pádraig Harrington won his first Open Champ(...)

 Shane Lowry  plays his second shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the   Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Reigning champion Shane Lowry began his Abu Dhabi Championship defence with a round of two-under-par 70 on Thursday as his playing partner and world n(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry tees off during the final round of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Photograph:  Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images

Heavy rainfall, of all things, has served as a precursor to this week’s European Tour stop, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the desert. But the sun(...)

Shane Lowry begins a run that includes a defence of the Abu Dhabi Championship that kick-started a brilliant 2019 for the Irish golfer. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The reality of Shane Lowry’s return to work was graphically displayed in a social media post from the European Tour over the weekend, which showed the(...)

Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy after winning The Open Championship at  Portrush, Northern Ireland last July. Photograph:  Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Shane Lowry – Open (RTÉ One, Monday, 9pm) is less a documentary than a souvenir: something made in commemoration of a fantastic accomplishment in spor(...)

Dessie Farrell has been named as the new Dublin manager. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dessie Farrell’s appointment as Dublin manager is the apex of an involvement with the county, which stretches back over 30 years. Forty-eight last Jun(...)

Graeme McDowell has taken over Irish Open hosting duties from Paul McGinley. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The baton has been passed on, and Graeme McDowell – the 2010 US Open champion and a four-time Ryder Cup player – will take on the role of tournament h(...)

England’s  Tommy Fleetwood  poses with the trophy after winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Counrty Club  in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Tommy Fleetwood believes it would be “beautiful” to win the Race to Dubai for a second time after putting himself in contention with a surprise victor(...)

Zander Lombard of South Africa shot a best-of-the-day second round of 65 to take the halfway lead at the  Nedbank  Challenge in Sun City. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

South African Zander Lombard overcame a poor start to surge into a two-shot lead after the second round of the European Tour’s Nedbank Challenge, sink(...)

 Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa plays his second shot to the 18th during the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Things fall into place for Oosthuizen
  • Golf
  • November 14, 2019, 15:36

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen battled through the pain barrier to take a three-shot lead after the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Su(...)

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