Tamsyn Keye and  Paddy O’Connell’s long-distance  tale began when “Pad” visited “Tam” in South Africa a month after her  Cork cookery course ended. Photograph:  Ryan Graham

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

Chris Henry wears jacket 425, shirt 160, twill trousers 135. Simon Zebo wears Bomber jacket 445, shirt 95, jeans 135. Jamie Heaslip wears Jacket 375, shirt 115, jeans 125. Photograph: Sean Jackson

Whether scrumhalves or flankers, they are built like tanks these days. Irish rugby stars are top athletes in prime condition, strong and ferociousl(...)

Pink lace bra, €42.95, pin lace brief, €27.95, both Elle McPherson. Melita robe with lace detail, €190, Vivis, all from Brown Thomas

This is a time of year when male shoppers set forth for brief encounters in city shops in search of fashion fantasies. “This is the one departm(...)

An Iraqi Christian boy leans his head against a chair in a tent he shares with his family, after being forced along with many other Christians to flee their homes. Europe’s Catholic bishops have appealed to the UN security council to call on the international community to take action to protect Christian and other religious minorities in Iraq. Photograph: Ahmed Jalil/EPA

Europe’s Catholic bishops have appealed to the UN security council to call on the international community to take action to protect Christian and othe(...)

Family and friends attend a memorial prayer vigil for Tom O’Gorman,  who was killed at his home in Castleknock, Dublin at the weekend, held in St Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin last night. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It was “a vigil for our dear friend Tom O’Gorman, our first opportunity to gather since our hearts were broken at the weekend”, journalist Sarah MacDo(...)

People at a prayer vigil held for Tom O’Gorman, who was found dead at his home in Castleknock, is held at St Teresa’s, Clarendon St, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Friends and colleagues of killed researcher Tom O’Gorman have gathered to pray at a church he frequently used. The vigil, organised with the support o(...)

Tadhg Costello, of Richmond Hill, Monkstown, arriving at court, where he changed his plea to guilty. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A teenager accused of attempting to murder a 17-year-old has changed his plea to guilty during his Central Criminal Court trial.Tadhg Costello (18) of(...)

Tadhg Costello, of Richmond Hill, Monkstown, arriving at court, where he changed his plea to guilty. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A teenager accused of attempting to murder a 17-year-old has changed his plea to guilty during his Central Criminal Court trial.Tadhg Costello (18) of(...)