Unconditional love: I met Richard 15 years ago, and we’ve been together for 10. We became civil partners, at Adare Manor in Ireland, two years ago, which has been very important to us, but marriage means so much more

I left Ireland for Australia, in 1991, for the simple reason that I am gay. It is a beautiful irony that, next year, I will return to marry my part(...)

Comrie Cullen (39), originally from Bangor, Co Down, whose husband has been jailed for 30 years for her murder

A man has been jailed for 30 years for murdering his estranged wife in Australia in January 2014. Comrie Cullen (39), originally from Bangor, Co Down,(...)

The note on the Merkel phone call in 2011

German chancellor Angela Merkel admitted in a 2011 phone call that Greek debt would be unsustainable even after a second debt write-down, according to(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Jarkko Nieminen in their second-round match at Wimbledon. Photograph:   Dominic Lipinski/PA

Novak Djokovic honourably ended the Wimbledon career of Jarkko Nieminen on Centre Court in just over an hour and a half. The world number one gave (...)

 Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

Irish rider Eddie Creighton:  suffered a broken wrist and concussion in a fall Warrnambool in Australia. Photograph: Inpho

Irish jockey Eddie Creighton’s condition has improved overnight in Australia. Creighton suffered a broken wrist and concussion in a fall Warrnambool (...)

Due to slowing down of Earth’s rotation the solar day is getting longer each year. To compensate timekeepers add a second to the year to make sure our atomic clocks are synchronised to to the solar day.

An extra second will be added to today’s length, making Tuesday 24 hours and one second long. The move is often used by international timekeepers to k(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney has introduced a bill in the Dáil to allow electronic devices for people with sight difficulties so that they can vote independently. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Proposals for electronically assisted voting are to be considered by the Government. Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney introduced a bill in the Dáil to all(...)