Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters.

Sweden won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with Heroes by Måns Zelmerlöw. The Swedish song won with 365 points, giving it a comfortable m(...)

Director of elections Simon Coveney: “People recognised that Ireland needed to change.” Photograph: EPA

Saturday’s strong Yes vote is a statement that “it’s okay to be gay” in modern day Ireland, according to Minister for Agriculture and Fine Gael direct(...)

‘Jeremy Clarkson did not look like a repentant man when he roared into Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Friday night. He arrived on a souped-up hovercraft, to a burst of pink fireworks, one hand held high to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd.’

Jeremy Clarkson did not look like a repentant man when he roared into Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Friday night. He arrived on a souped-up hovercraft, t(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang: several parts of the country were practically on lockdown while he was ferried about Galway and Mayo

Irish officialdom went into overdrive last weekend for the visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang. Several parts of the country were practically on lockd(...)

The woman with 40 names: Cecilia McKitterick faced financial ruin, public exposure and likely imprisonment.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Ruttle is to be buried in his family’s plot in Boolaglass, the townland near Askeaton, in Co Limerick, where he was brought up. His body was disco(...)

Niloo Sarafan and Conor McGreevy on their wedding day

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(...)

 Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow performs during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest final. The Swede is one of the favourites to win this year’s competition. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/EPA

By 8pm tomorrow, the results of the same-sex marriage referendum will almost surely be known, and the country will be wrung out and in the need of a l(...)

A group of about 30 young Irish people living in London departed on the train from Euston station at 9am this morning to make the journey back to Dublin to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. 2:11

Irish emigrants may have no right to vote from abroad, but many are not letting that stop them from casting a ballot in today’s referendums. At(...)

Qualtrics chief executive Ryan Smith with Taoiseach Enda Kenny: the tech firm has leased a building close to St Stephen’s Green and it has more space than it needs to accommodate the planned 250-strong workforce. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

US-based Qualtrics started out as a family business when it was founded in 2002, but more than a decade later it has grown into an international compa(...)

When Mervyn Jacob left Ireland in 1986, he didn’t expect to end up with a ringside seat to the opening up of the Chinese economy. But having spent mos(...)