Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lesotho and Kazakhstan, are among the countries where Irish people chose to marry last year.

The small Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the landlocked African country of Lesotho and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, are just some of the(...)

John Teeling was issued with 9.7 million new shares to bring his stake to more than 15 per cent. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Botswana Diamonds, the Africa-focused minerals explorer chaired by veteran investor John Teeling, has issued 15 million new shares to Mr Teeling and t(...)

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(...)

Graham McCulloch: “After I finished a degree in zoology at the University of Dundee in 1994, I got a contract as a safari guide with a company which was starting up in Botswana. All I wanted was a year’s experience, but that milestone came and went and I’m still here.”

How do you stop yourself being trampled by an elephant in your sleep? Attach chilli peppers to a fence of course! That’s just one of the many things I(...)

Positive children hold Red Ribbons on the eve of World Aids Day  (December 1st) on the bank of river Ganges, Calcutta, India. Photograph:  Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause Aids, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Afric(...)

Dublin Zoo has announced the birth of a common or plains zebra foal. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Dublin Zoo has welcomed its first zebra birth in 23 years, saying the new arrival and her mother are “doing brilliantly”. First-time mother Wiesje gav(...)

Amantle Montsho of Botswana: was expected to get on the podium in Glasgow, but was edged out by a Jamaican trio. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Botswana’s former world 400m champion Amantle Montsho has failed a drugs test at the Commonwealth Games. Montsho, who won the world title in 2011 befo(...)

Wayne Rooney of England falls on the ground during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

THURSAY, JUNE 19th 16.55 ‘Love me, hold me, love me, hold me, I ain’t got nothing but love babe Eight days a week!’ Liverpudli(...)

President Michael D Higgins has praised King Juan Carlos of Spain, who is to abdicate,   for having brought  his country  together in the 1970s following the end of the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the King of Spain, who is set to abdicate, for acting as a unifying force in his country.Mr Higgins(...)

Brendan Ogle: If the ESB thought having to deal with the demands  of the former union leader  was a headache, just wait until its consultants get a load of the shenanigans at BPC

The ESB, fresh from recent battles with its unions that led to threats of power outages for Christmas, must be a glutton for punishment. (...)