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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Open

Last year
# Early Days
Shibuno takes slim lead at Women’s Open, Maguire level par after opening round
Stephanie Meadow had tougher start at Muirfield.
# Old Course
Rory McIlroy shares Open lead as he chases ‘Holy Grail of golf’ at St Andrews
He is level on 16 under par with Ryder Cup team-mate and playing partner Viktor Hovland.
All time
Lowry headline act as Hong Kong Open set to go ahead 6 weeks after postponement
Pro-democracy protests have gripped the city in recent months.
# transition
Snookered: Ex-world champion flops in Open golf bid
Shaun Murphy and ex-international cricketer Sean Ervine both failed to make the cut.
# Startups and tech
&Open wants to help companies re-think their approach to corporate gifting
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.
# roofgate
'You’d have to ask the Irish guys what their mentality is' - Roof stays open in Cardiff
Ireland made a request for the roof not to be closed despite the poor forecast.
# The Beast
'I always go into Carnoustie with a bit of trepidation' - Padraig Harrington relishing return to 'The Beast'
The Dubliner shot an opening round three under par at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday.
Jordan Spieth seeks to emulate Padraig Harrington
The American is hoping to become the first player since Irishman Padraig Harrington in 2007/08 to win back to back Opens.
# disappointing finish
Good week at the Open for Leona Maguire but she's pipped for best amateur prize
A disappointing final round meant that the Cavan native missed out on an historic feat.
# thursday
We'll Leave it There So: Agony for Mickelson, Ireland's Fifa rankings boost and all today's sport
Plus, two League of Ireland clubs were in action in Europe.
# TechGuide
This is how you can change default apps on Android
Sometimes you might want to open up a different app the next time you choose a link.
# Your Say
Poll: Should pubs open on Good Friday?
The Government are considering the issue, but what do you think?
# open sesame
Here's how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew
You may need this advice later tonight.
# rules are rules
Why did Rory McIlroy refuse to sign this kid's autograph?
The Open champ has come in for some awful stick.
# Open
'I don’t see what a person's sexuality has to do with anything' - Ger Brennan
The Dublin and St Vincent’s footballer has stressed the importance of diversity and inclusiveness within the GAA and sport as a whole.
# notanaprilfools
Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts
A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.
# force is strong
So... why are there Stormtroopers outside Croke Park?
Don’t worry, we’re not under attack.
# Childcare
Childcare costs leave parents struggling to pay household bills
A survey has shown that costs are also preventing many parents from taking up employment.
# Mater
Final vigil outside Mater Hospital as Emergency Department opens
The new emergency department at the hospital will open tomorrow.
# rebel week
Cork towns and homes asked to host... marching bands
Towns and districts of Cork are being asked to host one marching band in their locality during Rebel Week.
# Enterprise
Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens first franchise in 55 years
Guerin Car Rental Solutions in Portugal was appointed a franchisee, bringing the brand’s European presence to six countries.
# Jobswatch
Cork's Savoy venue to re-open, creating 65 new jobs
The venue, which is located in a historic building in the city, will have live events, trapeze artists and 3D mapping visuals .
# open house dublin
11 places to visit during Open House Dublin
Access a building that normally isn’t open to the public during this free event, which takes place from today until Sunday.
# pathetic fallacy
Sunshine brightens prospects for Open Championship
Weather forecasts predict that golfers may well be in for dry conditions throughout the event.
# Open
VIDEO: Wade Davis on being gay in the NFL
The former cornerback says his biggest fear of coming out was losing the “family” that was his team-mates.
# Single Parents
Charities say Social Welfare Bill will push one-parent families into poverty
The Social Welfare Bill being brought to the Dáil proposes to send single parents onto the dole when their youngest child turns 7.
# Social Welfare
Changes to single parent payments proposed in Social Welfare bill
The proposals include reducing the maximum age of the youngest child for receipt of the One-Parent Family Payment to just 7-years-old by 2014.
# S.P.A.R.K.
GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts
The SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of Kids) group took to the streets against cuts to allowances and schemes.
# Rock Bingo
Rock Bingo declared "lawful", will open on New Year's Day
The bingo hall in Togher, Cork, had been closed following a garda raid in November. The High Court has declared the operation to be lawful and it will open on new year’s day.
# Golden Moment
The best of The Open: The Golden Bear bows out
We continue our look back at seminal moments from the Open Championship, as Jack Nicklaus birdies his final hole at St. Andrews in 2005.