Cafe en-Seine on Dawson Street in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two of the country’s largest hospitality groups, which between them own landmark pubs such as Cafe en Seine and Whelan’s, are to join forces in a mult(...)

Greg Hayes, chorister in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, with his parents Lorraine and Tony and sister Holly in advance of the Nine Lessons and Carols performance on Christmas Eve .Photograph: Alan Betson

When you are a child Christmas Eve is the longest day of the year. With time hanging so heavily, it’s no wonder we remember long into adulthood what w(...)

The Air France Boeing 777 landed  Mombasa airport after a passenger found the object in the toilets. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suspicious device found on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that prompted an emergency landing was harmless and caused a “false alarm”,(...)

Air France flight 463 from Mauritius to Paris was forced to land in Mombasa after the device was found in the lavatory. Photograph: EPA

A suspicious device found on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that caused it to make an emergency landing was harmless and the incident wa(...)

FIVE PLACES TO STAY IN GREECE Despite all of its ongoing problems, Greece is predicting a record bump in tourist numbers for 2016, with 25 mill(...)

South Africa’s foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in  New Delhi. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

The third India-Africa summit in seven years opened this week at a sports stadium in New Delhi, amidst unprecedented security and chaotic traffic jams(...)

Catríona (33), a teacher from Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, met tax manager Kunal (34), from Hertfordshire at a mutual friend’s 30th birthday in London in(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe (left) with CityJet executive chairman Pat Byrne at Dublin Airport on Friday. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Airline CityJet is close to a €270 million deal to acquire 15 new aircraft as it presses ahead with expansion plans. Executive chairman Pat Byrne conf(...)

Rohan*, an undocumented migrant, poses in front of the mural at the  Migrant Rights Centre in Dublin.  Photograph: Sara Freund

Rohan* arrived from Mauritius in 2007 Rohan* likes to imagine the day he can be completely honest with his friends for the very first time. For eig(...)

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(...)