It seems outrageous, but there is a strong belief a festering nine-year-old spat with the present European Ryder Cup captain could cost Pádraig Harrington one of Jose-Maria Olazabal’s two ‘wild card’ picks on the European team to face the Americans at Medinah on September 28-30.Olazabal took many people by surprise last weekend when he suggested Harrington needed to do “something extraordinary” in the PGA Championship to merit consideration.
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England have been drawn in the group of death at next summer's World Cup.
David Moyes' calamitous start as Manchester United manager turned into a full-blown crisis as Yohan Cabaye ended Newcastle's 41-year wait for an Old Trafford win.
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The local authority which voted against making Nelson Mandela a freeman of Cork in 1987 was asked, just hours before his death, to "right that wrong".
South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela yesterday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero's death would make the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.
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Facebook Ireland yesterday defended the amount of tax it paid last year stating that it is fully compliant with the Irish tax authorities.
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You don't have to invest bags of time or money to look a million dollars during party season.
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