Australia’s batsman Steve Smith acknowledges the crowd after scoring his century during his Cricket World Cup semi-final match against India. Photograph: Reuters

For the second successive World Cup the joint hosts will contest the final. Australia against New Zealand, a final of which the organisers might have (...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Dr Vincent O’Connell (left) of University of Limerick’s history department, and Tom Wall, author of The Last Boy in Glin Industrial School.

The department of history at University Of Limerick has expressed interest in a rare collection of west Limerick historical documents dating from as e(...)

Malcolm Fraser: became increasingly estranged from his party, criticising its hardline stance on asylum seekers and its free-market policies. Photograph: EPA

The Australian politician Malcolm Fraser, who has died aged 84, transformed himself from the patrician Liberal behind the historic dismissal of the(...)

Dutch Supertrawler ‘Annelies Ilena’. It was among a fleet of Dutch vessels working some 100 nautical miles northwest of Tory Island when approached by a joint Naval Service/Sea Fisheries Protection Agency patrol on November 22nd, 2013.

The 922nd boarding by a Naval Service fishery patrol in 2013 could have been a routine affair, but for the vessel’s size and history.The 144-metre Dut(...)

Open about sexuality: DIT students held Stand Up 4 Love, a comedy and music night at Vicar Street, in support of a Yes vote in the marriage-equality referendum

Ireland has witnessed significant social change and sometimes dizzying levels of diversity in recent decades. Does that extend to a new willingness to(...)

Australian captain Michael Clarke says his side have yet to peak at the Cricket World Cup  despite beating India in the semi-final. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

The 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales looks set to go ahead with just 10 teams with the International Cricket Council set to rubber-stamp (...)

Russell Crowe attends a press conference for new film The Water Diviner at Claridges, London last week.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire 2:37

Russell Crowe’s new film The Water Diviner has been praised by the Australian embassy for its even handed portrayal of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaig(...)

German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz (28). Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Lubitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings aircraft into the Alps. 2:12

German police have begun searching the home of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who is believed to have ocked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwing(...)

Simone Menne, chief financial officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, speaks to employees following a minute’s silence for the victims of Tuesday’s plane crash, at the airline’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg 2:24

Germanwings has rounded up to 72 the number of German nationals who died in yesterday’s Alpine plane crash.Employees of Lufthansa and its Germanwings (...)