A major US tour operator has become among the first to create a romantic Irish tour for the LGBT market following the passage of the marriage equality(...)

Aurel Sercu believes that the remains in John Condon’s grave in Poelcapelle cemetery belong to Irish-born rifleman Patrick Fitzsimmons. Photograph: Wernervc/Wikimedia Commons

There is no first World War grave more visited or more controversial than that of the “boy soldier” from Waterford city Pte John Condon. Condon was w(...)

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(...)

Galway’s Jason Flynn will be back for the Leinster final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jason Flynn looks set to return for the Galway hurlers in time for their Leinster final against Kilkenny on July 5th. The Tribesmen were without the c(...)

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Icing on the cake in Florida If cake decorating is your thing, either creating beautiful edible art or just watching those mesmerising US TV sho(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy: has pushed for Enterprise Ireland to assess the underutilised harbours. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of large harbours across the State is not being used adequately to promote and develop fishing and seafood, the Dáil Public Accounts Committe(...)

The military pensions archives  provide a definitive answer to the question which has been the butt of many jokes over the generations - how many were in the GPO during Easter Week? The answer is 508.  File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

After almost 100 years we may at last have the definitive answer to an age-old question - how many were “out” in 1916? The figure is 2,558 involved o(...)

Cork and Tipperary players follow the ball during the 1987 Munster hurling final replay played at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The puzzling over where to play next month’s Munster hurling final is largely the product of a situation, which sees two of the province’s counties – (...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor won the Fine Gael selection convention in Dún Laoghaire: The party has now held 18 conventions and picked 11 female candidates. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael strategists believe the party will have an election edge over Fianna Fáil because of greater progress in the selection of women candidates t(...)

Offaly’s Paul McConway breaking the tackle against Waterford. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 1-7 Offaly 0-20 A first Championship win in four years kept Offaly’s summer alive at a sun-soaked Fraher Field, while Waterford were left to(...)