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(...)

Mark O’Neill’s ‘Crimson Collection’ painting estimated at €6,000-€7,500

The seaside resort of Rosslare, Co Wexford is likely to be busy next weekend ahead of the first bank holiday of summer. An art and antiques auction w(...)

Siobhán Killeen juggles her playing commitments with Raheny United and Ireland with a Radiography degree. Photograph: Inpho

It might seem strange to shade from the searing sun on a Spanish beach behind a radiography textbook, but Siobhán Killeen doesn’t mind being differen(...)

Fergus Doyle: ‘A lot of the young kids who come here have a trade or a degree, but they are not prepared to dirty their hands to get a start.’

There are Irish business people all over the world, but not many have had the Irish Ambassador step in on their behalf after a slight from a journalis(...)

Ireland’s 136 identified bathing waters now have to meet standards almost twice as strict as those which previously applied. Three-quarters of Irish bathing waters qualified for the new classification of “excellent’’ quality. File photograph:  Thinkstock/Getty Images

A total of 94 per cent of Irish bathing waters are meeting stricter new EU standards, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said.“Overall, the(...)

Wexford rider Bertram Allen in action. Allen is on course for success at the Longines FE1 World Cup, one penalty point behind the leaders heading into Sunday’s final round. File photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Wexford’s Bertram Allen remains on course to become the first Irish winner of the Longines FEI World Cup show jumping final, despite narrowly failing (...)

Recently described by Philip King as “the still centre at the heart of The Frames”, it’s easy to overlook Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s substantial b(...)

President John F Kennedy travels in an open-top car along Forster Street, Galway city in June 1963. Photograph: Stan Shields

Gardaí were instructed to get a haircut, wear their best uniform, look “first-class” and monitor suspicious Russian journalists during the visit of Pr(...)

Members of the TUI remain opposed to many aspects of the reform proposals advnaced by Dr Padraic Travers, particularly an oral communication project for second year students. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Secondary school teachers will undertake a national lunchtime protest over Junior Cycle concerns later this month and unions will picket centres where(...)

Detail from Good Bye To all That by Mick O’Dea

Last year the painter Mick O’Dea approached me to ask if I would contribute a short text to a publication on three of his exhibitions at the Kevin (...)