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(...)

Kevin Brady’s funeral started peacefully. As with other funerals in west Belfast last week, police were nowhere to be seen, and the only evidence of a(...)

SDLP MLA Alban Maginness has branded a UUP and DUP election the pact as “predictable and narrow minded” and said his party would not enter into a similar deal with Sinn Féin, to concentrate the nationalist vote.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The SDLP has ruled out an electoral pact with Sinn Féin following an agreement between the North’s two main unionist parties in four Westminster const(...)

Omphalodes ‘Starry Eyes’. Photograph: Paddy Tobin

What is your favourite Irish plant? And no, you’re not allowed to say shamrock … Instead, I’m thinking of the thousands of wonderful garden plants (...)

Engagement boxes may be as close as you’ll get to conveying love through wood. The ash, maple and cedar panels purposefully contrast to highlight t(...)

A couple from Northern Ireland holidaying in the Maharees in Co Kerry emerged from the water in Brandon Bay on Friday to find their car and all their possessions gone. Gardaí in Tralee are seeking the whereabouts of a Northern Ireland registered black Peugeot 207 taken from the beach on the Maharees west of Tralee.

A couple from Northern Ireland holidaying in the Maharees in Co Kerry emerged from the water in Brandon Bay on Friday to find their car and all their(...)

Some of the students who will be telling the stories of Irish soldiers lost during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy 2:29

President Michael D Higgins will meet 36 secondary school students before they travel to the Somme battlefield in June. The students represent each of(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavannagh and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara will again do battle at Croke Park in their Division One encounter. Photograph: Inpho

Today Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Dublin v Tyrone, Croke Park – Mickey Harte’s more defensive alignment has raised eyebrows and th(...)

The secondman charged with the shooting will appear in court in Omagh, Co Tyrone on Saturday.

A second man has been charged with shooting dead a grandfather outside a family wedding.Bernard McGinley was shot close to a church in rural Co Ferman(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)