Patrick Brennan: ‘I never thought anything else was wrong. But I’d found it hard to do my daily walk. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

After experiencing heart failure and undergoing a triple bypass Patrick Brennan recovered and normal life resumed – for a while. For several years ev(...)

Robin Dawson (Tramore) driving at the 18th tee during day one of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Tramore’s Robin Dawson took advantage of idyllic conditions to chisel out an impressive six-under-par 65 and lead the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at a s(...)

David Kitt. “I knew if I played well I would have a good chance around here. It’s not too long a course for me,” said the 17-year-old schoolboy.  Photograph: Pat Cashman

Former Boys internationals Marc Norton and Jamie Fletcher could meet in the final of the AIG Irish Amateur Close today, but the romantics might not be(...)

A man has been jailed after trying to transport 1.6kg of high-grade explosives and three detonators on the Bus Éireann bus from Dublin to Derry. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man who was arrested while trying to transport 1.6kg of high-grade explosives and three detonators on the Bus Éireann bus from Dublin to Derry has b(...)

Marie McMahon has pleaded guilty to 13 charges of stealing various amounts of social welfare payments from James’s Street Post Office between 2002 and 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin pensioner who stole over €100,000 by using her sister’s social welfare card to fraudulently claim benefits has avoided jail on condition she(...)

Damien McGrane finished in a four-way tie for first in the Ballyliffin Pro-Am. Photograph: Inpho

Four way tie at the Ballyliffin Pro-Am It was a four-way tie with Damien McGrane, Eamonn Brady (Clontarf GC), Simon Thornton and Richard Kilpatrick ((...)

Patrick  Brennan (52), with an address at Lindisfarne Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 was charged with knowingly possessing an explosive substance, to wit four 400-gramme blocks of TNT and three electric explosive detonators, under such circumstances as to give rise to a reasonable suspicion he had not got them in his possession for a lawful object, at Store Street, Dublin 1, on June 16th.

A Dublin man has been charged at the Special Criminal Court with possession of over a kilogramme of explosives. Patrick Brennan (52) was arrested on (...)

 Marie McMahon (68) of Aideen Avenue, Terenure, Dublin leaving  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after  she pleaded guilty to 13 charges of stealing various amounts of social welfare payments from James’ Street Post Office between 2002 - 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

A pensioner who stole more than €100,000 by using her sister’s social welfare card to fraudulently collect her benefits for 12 years has been remanded(...)

Pope Francis is seen on a large screen as he speaks during the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Seven Irish Columban priests will be among 124 Catholic missionaries who will be beatified by Pope Francis next Saturday during his visit to South Kor(...)