Dust and debris rise above houses after a cliff collapsed due to an earthquake on the Whitewash Head area, located above Scarborough Beach in the suburb of Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Richard Loffhagen/Handout via Reuters

A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to t(...)

Gary Whelan: ‘Our first date was a trip around the Ring of Kerry.’

Gary Whelan, Dresden: ‘I would have moved anywhere to live with my fantastic Polish wife’ I was at home with Skype online. It had a search option the(...)

Rachel Farndon and Tiernan Ennis Rachel, from New Zealand, and Tiernan, from Killiney, met in Killarney in 2012 where they both worked for Paddywagon(...)

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Critics of Ireland’s Call can rest assured that there will be at least one inspiring song sung before the rugby in Paris today. And if the opinions of(...)

A school in the England has become the first to switch to selecting rugby teams based on weight and height rather than age in an effort to reduce injuries from collisions. Image: Thinkstock.

A school in the England has become the first to switch to selecting rugby teams based on weight and height rather than age in an effort to reduce inju(...)

As part of the friendship series running in The Irish Times this week, we asked Generation Emigration readers to submit their friendship stories. Bel(...)

Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion is under way in Australia with billboard ads for Ireland in key locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

How do you market Ireland as a tourist destination to Australians? Well, it’s not going to be the weather, is it? Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion s(...)

Paul O’Connell celebrates scoring a try against Wales in 2002. Photograph: Inpho

Alas and alack, there will be no Indian Summer on the Côte d’Azur. Regrets, he’ll have a few, right until the anti-climactic end and that is indeed a (...)

 Shane Lowry tees off during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 5, 2016 Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Shane Lowry’s quest for a second career PGA Tour title nosedived in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale as the Offalyma(...)

 Lord Lucan has been missing since November 7th, 1974. Photograph:  PA Wire

This week’s High Court decision to issue a death certificate for Lord Lucan is the latest punctuation mark in a murder mystery that has fascinated the(...)