Life in the fast lane: “Some of the ‘fuerdai’ have a crush on the life of luxury ... they drive Bentley, Maserati, Porsche and so on”

When news broke online that Wang Sicong, son of Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, had spent €350,000 in a single night at a karaoke bar in Beijing, (...)

Andrew Weatherall has never lost his edge. A trailblazing DJ and producer from back in the day when he took Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, (...)

Padlocks at the Pont des Arts in Paris. The padlocks have been removed and replaced with glass panels. Photograph: Getty Images

On the night before Valentine’s Day, I went for a long walk around Paris and ended up, several miles later, on the Pont des Arts. Well, strictly spea(...)

“We are humbled that so many people entrust us with their love life. To come to work every day knowing you can effect so much positive change is just wonderful.”

The traditional scenario of "boy meets girl from the next parish, and lives happily ever after" is far less common than it used to be, and the love b(...)

Alan Horgan and Chris Stapleton: one of 43 couples affected by hotel’s closure

A Tipperary couple’s wedding plans have been thrown into chaos by the closure of the hotel they had chosen to host their reception – the second time i(...)

Irish-made greeting cards from Bold Bunny

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Another Valentine’s Day rolling around and the most love you are likely to experience is from your neighbour’s friendly dog.  Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It is almost that time of year again. The time of year when we might yearn to have a love life made up of fantasy and romance. Everyone else seems to(...)

Track of the week: Move by Rat Boy Ooh we’ve come over all undue round Pop Corner, as we say “hiya” to guitar scamp Rat Boy. Channelling late (...)

Oscar Pistorius: “This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.”

‘This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions,” said the judge in South Africa. “A young man overcomes huge physical disabilities (...)

Conor Pope at the Bear Grylls  Survival Academy, Carton House, Maynooth. Photograph: Alan Betson

I start to worry when a bearded man, Josh Valentine, walks through the trees towards me carrying two dead rabbits. He slaps the once cute bu(...)