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The sun going down at Portrush harbour. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

From Derry to Ballycastle, tourist towns are ‘buzzing’ but contact tracing is inconsistent and holidaymakers are confused by different rules north (...)

Royal Portrush Golf Club: Last year, the Open delivered a £100 million boost to the North’s economy. Photograph: Stuart Franklin

At Royal Portrush Golf Club, the stands are gone. Last summer, the 18th hole was packed with people cheering Shane Lowry as he sank his final putt and(...)

Conor Moore: “I thought, ‘nobody is doing golf impersonations’. I took off about six to eight weeks and I learnt 10 guys and I put the video out for the Masters in 2018. And literally the night I put it out, the Golf Channel reached out to me and said we would like to talk to you about some opportunities. The rest is history.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Conor Moore is on the other end of the phone. There’s social distancing and, well, there’s real social distancing. Other side of the Atlantic style. (...)

Shane Lowry walks up the 18th at Portrush en-route to British Open victory. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty/AFP

Shane Lowry has always been blessed with a candour that makes his depiction of trying to cross the line at a British Open no surprise. “It’s not a nic(...)

 Phil Mickelson plays a six-iron from the pine straw on the 13th hole during the final round of the 2010 Masters at Augusta. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

He missed the putt, which gets forgotten. But we’ll come to that. It very nearly wasn’t even the most spectacular shot on that hole that day, that hou(...)

Mount Juliet Golf Course: venue for this year’s Irish Open in late May which now is in severe doubt. Photograph: Inpho

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, due to take place at Mount Juliet from May 28th-31st is the next tournament on the European Tour schedule following a(...)

Dudley in the driving seat.

Thursday Destination: Rambler’s Rest, Dunseverick, Co Antrim It’s 11am on a sunny Thursday morning when the two of us hit the road from our home in W(...)

Faithlegg will be one of the clubs hosting the 28th Dunmore East Golf Classic

28th Dunmore East Golf Classic A four-person team event, which claims to be Europe’s longest-running such tournament, the Dunmore East Golf Classic –(...)

A  plainclothes PSNI officer watches two uniformed  officers at Belfast Europa Buscentre  during a  police patrol to spot suspicious activity. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A new police tactic in which plain-clothes officers watch how people react to uniformed colleagues has led to a number of arrests in Belfast. Projec(...)

Shane Lowry after winning the 148th Open Championship at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

When a three-time champion golfer describes a golf course as “unbelievable” it tends to make golf fans wherever they are in the world sit up and take (...)

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