Former taoiseach and minister for finance Brian  Cowen outside the Dáil on July 2nd, 2015. He  told the Banking Inquiry he was happy with the decisions he made as minister for finance, but, in hindsight, he would have done some things differently. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen on Thursday insisted he was happy with the decisions he made as minister for finance, but apologised for the hardship and(...)

Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan remanded the man in continuing custody and adjourned sentencing until July 13th. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Laois father of seven will be sentenced later this month for the continued sexual abuse and rape of his young daughter over 30 years ago. The man(...)

Managers Jason Ryan and Jim Gavin shake hands at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

What does Jim Gavin take from these matches in Leinster? Kildare were dispatched yesterday by a chastening 19 points. It did drag down the average w(...)

Bergen is known as the cultural capital of Norway

I am a student travelling to Bergen, Norway in August, for three months as part of the Erasmus programme. While there, I am hoping to see as much a(...)

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(...)

Laois’s Brendan Quigley  is tackled by Kildare’s Emmet Bolton and Eoghan O’ Flaherty. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s more than safe to assume Dublin and Kildare will play out a non-contest in Croke Park on Sunday. A bookmaker’s points spread has Dublin at minu(...)

Closing the Gates at Hougoumont, 1815 painted by the Victorian artist Robert Gibb, which shows a vital moment during the Battle of Waterloo.

How many Irish fought at the Battle of Waterloo? A lot has been the consensus of historians who have studied this most pivotal battle of the 19th cent(...)

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s  client base ranges from Cher to Elton John, and he is known for working with jaw-dropping budgets, claiming his largest budget for a single home was $26 million (€24 million)

The Block was surprised to spot international interior design superstar Martyn Lawrence Bullard in Dublin recently. The former star of Bravo’s Mill(...)

Gardaí are investigating the crash, which occurred in Clonaghdoo, just outside Mountmellick at 12.30pm.

A man in his 60s has died following a two-car collision in Laois shortly after midday on Tuesday afternoon. Gardaí are investigating the crash, which(...)

Down will play either Westmeath or Wexford after losing out to Derry yesterday. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Tyrone and Limerick was the standout tie from the draw for the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, made this morning on Mo(...)