A screengrab from a video in which Mrs Brown and Lenny Abrahamson join forces and call for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage rReferendum on May 22nd . Video: Treasure Entertainment 2:25

A video starring Ireland’s ‘Mammy-in-chief’ Mrs Agnes Brown and directed by Lenny Abrahamson is urging people to vote Yes to in the same-sex marriage (...)

Aaron Kiely will be hoping his customers can “come, relax and even have a beer” while he cuts their hair. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Aaron Kiely cuts hair from Tuesday to Saturday in the SitStil salon on Dublin’s Drury Street, but the 24-year-old from Tallaght loves his trade so (...)

Madeleine Connolly  from Glenageary, Dublin,  at the launch of  the Yes Equality Bus in Dublin yesterday as it began a   nationwide tour to canvass for a Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 2:44

“I’m here for Andrew. I wouldn’t have been involved if it wasn’t for him. If I didn’t have a gay son, I’m not sure I’d be here,” says Eithna Hyland.Sh(...)

Ann Dowsett Johnston,  best-selling author of ‘Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol’, says: “Alcohol is dirt cheap here. It is astonishing how cheap it is.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“How did we get here? How did we get from having cups of tea to slamming tequila shots at the bar,” Katherine Brown, director of the Institute of Alco(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says the garda involved in Yes campaign photocall ‘acted in good faith’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Groups campaigning for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum have called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to make a comprehensive st(...)

Of every 100 women who use the withdrawal method, four will become pregnant each year if they always do it correctly. For the less skilled 27 out of 100 will become pregnant, according to figures from Planned Parenthood

The cost of contraception and the impact of the recession has had a negative impact on women, a leading family planning agency has said. “The Irish Fa(...)

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. File photograph: Reuters /Luke MacGregor

When is it due?Britain’s next royal baby is due on Saturday, April 25th, according to media reports. Anyone who has ever had a baby will know this is (...)

Ireland’s fertility rate, at 2.01 live births per woman (in 2012), was the highest in the EU (along with France), but it is still below the population replacement level of 2.1 per cent.

Ireland has the highest proportion of children in the European Union, according to a new report.Last year, the proportion of children in Ireland (coun(...)

 Mubashra Kabir, originally from Pakistan and who was receiving Irish citizenship, with her husband Kabir Ahmed and their daughters Ghaniya and Areesha at the Citizenship Ceremonies in the National Convention Centre on Friday morning. More than 2,700 people were made Irish citizens. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Kabir Ahmed stood outside Dublin’s Convention Centre in the sunshine on Friday, holding the future of Ireland in his arms. Areesha Kabir and Ghaniya K(...)

It has been announced that Mariah Carey -  who has sold 14 million copies of  ‘All I Want For Christmas’ - has sold a pitch for a Christmas movie. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

She doesn’t want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing she needs. She doesn’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree. She just w(...)