The London Irish Centre in Camden, established in 1954, helps to tackle isolation. Photograph:  Daniel Keane

In 1957, aged 23, Thomas Mulligan left his home in Lucan, Co Dublin, for England, to find work and a better life. By the end of the decade, he had bec(...)

Rowan Lester (Hermitage) and Pat Murray (Clontarf) during the last 16 of the South of Ireland at Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare, Ireland. Photo: Fran Caffrey/Golffile

They say happiness is a long walk with a putter but for Mallow’s James Sugrue it wasn’t just his touch on the greens that gave him his first major win(...)

Portmarnock’s Darragh Coughlan  plays the seventh hole in his third-round match against Robin Dawson of Tramore. Photograph: Brian Arthur

He might have fallen in the semi-finals of the “West” but in the end a cruel westerly gust helped Newlands’s Jake Whelan make the last 16 in incredib(...)

Thomas Mulligan (Co Louth) plays from the water at the seventh green during the second strokeplay round of the Irish Amateur Close Championship at Ballyliffin. Photogra. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith is aiming to maintain his 100 percent record in the AIG Irish Amateur Close by winning it for the second time at Ball(...)

Gertie McMullen from The Island retained the Irish Senior Women’s Close title.

McMullen retains Irish Senior Women’s Close title Gertie McMullen from The Island retained the Irish Senior Women’s Close title after a 2and 1 win ov(...)

Previous winners including major winners Padraig Harrington (1995) and Graeme McDowell (2000). Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robert Cannon, already the winner of the Silver Medal as leading qualifier, reached round three of the AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship at Tramore(...)

Former winner Gavin Moynihan says he played the best he has in a while in his first round at the Irish Amateur Open. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Perhaps it was the surreal, dawn presence of a lone saxophonist, clearly dispatched to the farthest reaches of the Bull Island to practise his skills(...)

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are likely to lose  seats in Leitrim County Council. Photograph: The Irish Times

The composition of Leitrim County Council has changed more at this election than in all the elections since Independence. The success of four Sinn Féi(...)