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(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said people need to get their lives back, be able to get back into business again, back into employment again, deal with the debt. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tanáiste Joan Burton has urged the banks to stop “extending and pretending” and agree realistic deals with struggling mortgage borrowers that allows t(...)

US president Barack Obama appears on a television screen alongside a security guard as he talks with Jimmy Kimmel on March 12th, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. 1:16

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that whoever shot at police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, this week were “criminals” and should be arrest(...)

 New York: $6.3 million was raised from the state over the past 20 years. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/EPA

An examination of the 20 years of financial information in the group’s US filings shows the success the party has enjoyed in tapping the Irish-America(...)

In a word

It was a debate whether to consider two words today, both related to February 2nd. Or just ignore one. But Conor Pope sits across from me and insists (...)

Snow collects on a bicycle during a snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 24th.   Forecasters are warning of up to 90cms of snow for part of the east coast of the US on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:00

Aer Lingus has cancelled flights between Dublin and New York today ahead of the potentially “historic” blizzard to hit the east coast ofthe US. The ai(...)

Teleshopping:  Enterprise Ireland says sales from its annual Showcase Sale of Irish Products on the US television shopping channel AVC in 2014 were 18 per cent ahead of forecasts

Don’t knock teleshopping – okay, do, but not if you’re an exporter. Enterprise Ireland says sales from its annual Showcase Sale of Irish Products on t(...)

The Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/NY Times
Weekend in Seattle
  • Travel
  • January 12, 2015, 15:00

The sky is often grey, the residents tend to be muted (except when cheering their teams), calm waters lap the green cityscape, but beneath its mild(...)

A visitor passes ENOC-branded oil barrels stored at the Emirates National Oil   lubricants and grease manufacturing plant in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Gabriela Maj/Bloomberg

Global oil prices extended their slide on Monday as Goldman Sachs lowered its short-term price outlook, while refineries in Ohio and Pennsylvania were(...)

Eyes will be fixed on new senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (above) and House of Representatives speaker John Boehner to see if they can quell rebellious conservatives within their party. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Republicans take control of Congress today for the first time since 2006. The new legislative session starts with the controversial Keystone oil pi(...)