Robert Abernethy: young Dun Laoghaire member is through to the last 16 of the West of Ireland where he will meet Naas’s Robert Brazill.  Picture by Pat Cashman

Schoolboy Robert Abernethy was one of the unlikely heroes as a host of big guns were silenced and the West of Ireland Amateur Open was blown wide ope(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams (centre) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) attend the funeral of Father Alec Reid in  the Clonard Monastery in west Belfast today. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Hundreds of mourners from across Belfast have joined politicians and clergy of all denominations for the funeral of Fr Alec Reid, the quiet priest who(...)