Henrik Norlander

Europe adds Stenson as final Ryder vice captain

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Henrik Stenson will still have a role for Europe at the Ryder Cup despite failing to get onto the team. The Swedish player was selected by European captain Padraig Harrington on Wednesday as the fifth and final vice captain for the event at Whistling Straits from Sept. 24-26. The 45-year-old Stenson […]

 Henrik Norlander

Political will is needed to tackle drug pandemic

Drug abuse is now “a silent pandemic” in Ireland and political will is needed to tackle it, Dundalk-based Bishop Michael Router has said. The bishop said many people are too frightened to speak out because of intimidation by organised crime gangs — and among those who must rethink their behaviour are “well-to-do or middle-aged” people […]

 Henrik Norlander

Henrik Stenson selected as Team Europe’s final vice captain

Henrik Stenson was named the fifth and final vice captain for Team Europe heading into the Ryder Cup clash with a U.S. contingent, captain Padraig Harrington announced Wednesday. Stenson has competed in three straight Ryder Cups and five total, but was not one of the captain’s picks in 2021. The 45-year-old Swede joins countryman Robert […]

 Henrik Norlander

Tenor fails to rent home as work in Covid-hit sector deemed precarious

An Irish tenor, who has performed for presidents and emperors and been shortlisted for a Grammy award, is struggling to rent a home in Dublin because of a perception that working in the Covid-19-hit entertainment industry makes him a risk. <p><a href=”https://www.irishtimes.com/topics/topics-7.1213540?article=true&tag_person=Paul+Byrom”>Paul Byrom</a> said he was “knocked for six” last week after a potential landlord […]

 Henrik Norlander

New vacant homes tax won’t solve housing crisis – Finance officials

A vacant property tax would have a “very limited” impact on increasing the supply of housing, with some urban areas having very few empty homes, the Department of Finance has said. inance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s own department has cast doubt over how effective plans to hike Local Property Tax on vacant homes, in a bid […]

 Henrik Norlander

‘I am good enough to be out here and play on another Ryder Cup team’ – Graeme McDowell on his playing future

Graeme McDowell has already expressed an interest in becoming Ryder Cup captain, but the former US Open champion has not given up hope of a fifth playing appearance beforehand. cDowell revealed during the BMW PGA Championship that he would love to captain the European side at Adare Manor in 2027, by which time he will […]