Elizabeth Taylor shows off the rock given to her by Richard Burton. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Hulton Archive/Getty

I can't decide whether or not marriage is a prudent choice. The majority of marriages I’ve witnessed have failed, often in dramatic fashion, leavin(...)

A fire department official looks at the aftermath of a gas explosion in Fresno, California, which left at least 15 injured. Photograph: Fresno Fire Department handout/Reuters

A construction crew accidentally ruptured a natural gas transmission line in Fresno, California, sparking an explosion and fire that injured up to 15 (...)

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(...)

Global Shares for managing employee equity plans

Cork-based technology firm Global Shares has announced a major expansion plan which will create 80 new jobs over the next three years.The company whic(...)

Apple’s Tim Cook: “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now.” Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s decision to go public with the fact that he is gay made headlines last October, and rightly so. Few top-level executi(...)

Nicholas Slatten (left), a former Army sniper from Tennessee, was sentenced to life in prison; Dustin Heard, also of Tennessee and  Evan Liberty of New Hampshire were both sentenced to  30 years. Photograph: Reuters

One former Blackwater security contractor received a life sentence on Monday and three others received 30-year sentences for killing unarmed Iraqi ci(...)

California governor Jerry Brown ordered the state’s first mandatory water cuts on April 1st, the day when the annual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is critical to the state’s water supply, had nothing to measure. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Rarely has a measuring stick proven so effective at making a point. It was April Fool’s Day but this was no joke. Frank Gehrke, chief snow surveyor at(...)

 Andy Lee in action against Matt Korobov during their fight for a vacant WBO middleweight title  belt in Las Vegas last December. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

Andy Lee hopes to take a step closer towards his stated aim of staging a world title fight in Thomond Park when he takes on unbeaten former champio(...)

Kieran McGill’s chain of 16 Irish pubs in the US employs: almost 700 people and has an annual turnover of $40 million

When Kieran McGill told his late mother in 1996 that he was leaving a comfortable well-paid consultancy job at a Dublin accountancy practice to start (...)

US president Barack Obama looks on as he gets a tour of the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. Mr Obama has called for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender youth. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

US president Barack Obama has called for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender yo(...)