Linda Cullen and Feargha Ni Bhroan with their twin five-year-old children, Tess and Rosa, after voting in Monkstown polling station, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Campaigners for same-sex marriage believe the referendum will be carried on the back of high turnouts in urban centres and massive engagement by yo(...)

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(...)

James Watson beside the sculpture The Double Helix by Brian King, at Trinity College Dublin, in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

The geneticist James Watson is one of the best-known scientists of the modern era. Why is it that his name will probably be one of the few to be kn(...)

Three men have appeared before a Saturday sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court charged with membership of the IRA among other offences

Three men have appeared before a Saturday sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court charged with membership of the IRA among other offences.The m(...)

Canvassing for a No vote in the Same-sex Marriage Referendum were  Moira Morrissey (left) and Eileen Barry  in Ballycahill, Tipperary.  Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times 7:01

There has not been a single viewing of a No bus crisscrossing the country. You don’t see any No or “Níl” badges adorning lapels, or swathes of enthusi(...)

Dr  Mohammad Ilyas Khan leaves the Fitness to Practice inquiry at The Medical Council, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A paediatrician accused of allegations of poor professional performance has defended his treatment of a baby born following an emergency caesarean sec(...)

Dr Mohammad Ilyas Khan leaves the Fitness to Practice inquiry at The Medical Council, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There were “serious failures” regarding the care provided by a paediatrician to a baby who was deprived of oxygen at birth and later developed cerebra(...)

Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has brought a legal challenge to guidelines concerning payment of legal costs and expenses for witnesses r(...)

Increase in repossession orders will put pressure on Government to find ways to help families in arrears. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The rate at which homes are being repossessed has increased by more than 500 per cent since last year, according to figures from the Courts Service(...)

This year gardaí in Killarney had a clampdown to try to prevent incidents,  including broad blocks and cordoning off  car parks and other open spaces. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

More than a dozen public order offences have been committed, several vehicles confiscated and three men are in custody on charges of dangerous driving(...)