Polling stations are set to close after the referendums and byelection in Ireland on May 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 2:11

Turnout for the same sex-marriage referendum and the referendum to reduce the age eligibility for presidential candidates was higher in urban areas on(...)

Independent Senator  Fidelma Healy Eames  at a press conference organised by the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a No vote in Friday’s marriage referendum say they are open to having another vote to provide constitutional protection for same-sex c(...)

The part of the same-sex marriage referendum ballot paper where voters will mark either Yes or No. The full wording of the amendment is also published on the ballot paper.

  I have registered to vote for the first time – does that mean I don’t have to go to the polling station? Not as strange a question a(...)

Sinn Féin says people with a disability are more than twice as likely to be unemployed, and greater efforts must be made to allow those who want to work to do so

Sinn Féin strategists are preparing to counter the Government’s election message of stability versus chaos by claiming the party is the only one whi(...)

Which way? Yes and No posters on Merrion Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Senior Government figures are increasingly confident the same-sex marriage referendum will pass. Sources predict the Yes vote could be as high as 60 (...)

Minister for Communications  and Labour Party director of elections  Alex White   puts up a poster urging a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Mr White has said there will be ‘no constraint’ on teaching if the referendum passes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Campaigners for the Yes side in the same-sex marriage referendum have said that teaching practices will not change if the vote passes, following claim(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White said: “There is a long way to go until the general election. I’m not going to make the obvious point - but maybe I will: the only poll is the one that takes place next February or March.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The economic recovery is restoring support for Fine Gael quicker than for Labour, but the junior Coalition partner will still see its fortunes improve(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said the party would be emailing all members asking them to vote, as well as encouraging others in their social circle to do so. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs are being asked to send letters to all recently registered voters to ensure they turn out to vote Yes in the same-sex marriage referendu(...)

A spokeswoman for the Fennelly Commission has said it hopes to distribute its interim report on the resignation of Martin Callinan (above) as Garda commissioner by the end of the month. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inquiry into the resignation of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan says it needs to reinterview some witnesses.In a statement released this(...)

A source confirmed that “strengthened measures” for industrial relations were being discussed. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is considering tabling proposals aimed at avoiding strikes and industrial disputes across the public service in exchange for pay restor(...)