Mega-rich businessman JP McManus donated more than €10m to charity in 2008 according to The Irish Times.

Accounts filed to the Companies Registration Office show that the JP McManus Charitable Foundation Limited, which has been in existence since 2000, donated a total of €10,728,275 to charities last year.....The two largest allocations of funds through his foundation last year were to the All-Ireland Scholarship Fund (€6.3 million) and the Paddy Harrington golf scholarships (€2 million), which was set up in memory of Irish golfer Padraig Harrington’s father.

Tiger Woods has committed to playing in the 2010 JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in Limerick from 5-6 July. Padraig Harrington will defend the title.

Harrington said: "This is an unbelievable event with a great sense of local community participation and achievement.

"Everybody who gets involved behind the scenes is here in a voluntary capacity to help make a difference to peoples' lives and I am thrilled to be taking part once again.

"I am looking forward to enjoying 36 holes of golf in good company, and of course, trying to defend the title!"