Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said the pledge was a “commitment without boundaries. A commitment to all humankind.”. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal al-Saud has pledged to donate his entire $32 billion fortune to charity in the coming years – one of the big(...)

Fans at a Bray Wanderers match in the Carlisle Grounds, The offer is likely to feed speculation that the grounds could be in line for development.

Bray Wanderers chairman, Denis O’Connor and fellow director, Kieran Kelly, are leading an attempt to buy the financially troubled League of Ireland cl(...)

Afghan forces prepare for battle with the Taliban on the outskirts of Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters

Taliban envoys have been busy over the past month, shuttling from conferences in one world capital to the next, in the biggest rush of activity on the(...)

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(...)

Kinmere on 2.55 acres in Quarrylands, Co Meath for €1.55 million

When the owner of Kinmere, in Quarrylands, Co Meath, set about building a 557sq m (6,000sq ft) home on the busy road off the M3 between Dunboyne an(...)

President Michael D Higgins: ‘The global Irish family is a unique and extraordinary body of people which I deeply value.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina held a reception last night at Áras an Uachtaráin for almost 200 people working with Irish communit(...)

Mind map, with Tony Buzan in the centre, taken from tonybuzan.com

It all started when he noticed that students who doodled on their study notes were getting good results in their examinations. Their notes weren’t nea(...)

A Hanergy exhibition stand at a Clean Energy Expo in Beijing recently:  China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is under investigation by Hong Kong’s market watchdog,  after the company lost half its market value of nearly $40 billion in 24 minutes on May 20, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS

Muted sentiment augurs well for stocks The S&P 500 may be at all-time highs, but the latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey shows invest(...)

Caroline Freyne and Gavin Little on their wedding day

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(...)

Conor Pope takes off from Dublin to land in . . . Dublin as he tries to understand what makes people scared of flying

‘Now might be a good time to clench your buttocks or your fists,” Captain Steve Allright announces over the plane’s PA as the most frightened flight t(...)