There have been  mutterings about a challenge to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin should the party not win the Carlow Kilkenny byelection. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:05

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. For the Fianna Fáil candidate it was (...)

People await  the announcement of the result in the same-sex marriage referendum in Dublin Castle on May 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Roscommon South-Leitrim has been declared as the only constituency to vote No to the Same-sex Marriage Referendum, and by a slim majority.The result w(...)

Niloo Sarafan and Conor McGreevy on their wedding day

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(...)

Newly-married couple Anne Fox (nee Cole) and Vincent Fox cast their votes in Dublin in  the referendum on their wedding day. Photograph: Getty 0:48

Turnout in the first national referendum to legalise same-sex marriage and on the age of candidates for the presidency has been reported at more than (...)

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(...)

A man in his 20s charged in connection with a firearm seizure in Co Leitrim will appear before the Special Criminal Court on Saturday.

A man in his 20s who was charged in connection with an investigation into the recovery of a firearm and suspected explosives will appear before the Sp(...)

Pictured from left to right are students Sean Rooney (DCU), Danielle O’Sullivan (Maynooth) and Shane Keane (Maynooth).

Students will be taking planes, trains and automobiles home to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum on Friday, May 22nd. Those who have fin(...)

The inquiry heard Ms Dillon checked the medicine before it was dispensed to Ms Swaine and her failure to spot the mistake was due to human error. Photograph: The Irish Times

A pharmacist who gave the wrong medication to a woman who later died of a heart attack has given an undertaking not to repeat conduct that led to her (...)

Data compiled by the Department of the Environment shows that Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012, new statistics show.Data compiled by the Department of the Envir(...)

Family trips: holidays by the sea or in small cities or towns are ideal. Photograph: Thinkstock

My wife and I would like to take a week away in July or August this year. We have a son aged 16 and he would like to bring his friend. We would(...)