Christy O’Connor Jnr gives the British Senior Open Trophy a kiss after winning the event in 1999 at Royal Portrush, Co Derry. Photograph: William Cherry/Pacemaker

Christy O’Connor jnr wasn’t just a great, trailblazing golfer – he was a character. One of the stories O’Connor often related was of how he once sat o(...)

“The most amazing thing of all was seeing a mother cheetah teaching her three cubs how to hunt impala, a species of antelope. Our guide had never encountered it before”

Sometimes it’s all about timing, being in the right place at the right time. Yesterday was a bit like that. I’d taken a 5am alarm call, but not to pla(...)

Enda Kenny: travelled to Galway for a number of engagements

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the creation of 90 new jobs in the technology sector in Galway. Mr Kenny, who travelled to Galway yesterday for a (...)

 A minutes silence is held on the putting green for caddie Ian McGregor who tragically died on the ninth fairway today, during the final round of the Madeira Islands Open at Club de Golf do Santo da Serra. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The Madeira Islands Open was being played to a finish today despite the death of caddie Ian MacGregor on the course.Zimbabwean MacGregor, who was work(...)