An exclusive north Dublin golf club is considering changing its men-only policy.
Portmarnock has come under pressure to let women join after pressure from golf’s governing body.
The R&A says the club won’t be considered to host big events in the future unless it changes its approach.
Portmarnock has promised to hold a vote among members by the end of the year.
Frank Callinan from the Equality Authority took a legal challenge – which later failed – against Portmarnock over the issue a decade ago.