The cross-over between the campaign for marriage equality and the campaign for abortion rights. Why is one winning and the other losing?

As we sat there in the dark theatre in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, they were counting the votes in the referendum on same-sex marriage down the road in the(...)

Bus driver Andy Wilkinson with Moninne Griffith(left) and Mary McDermott of the Yes Equality campaign

When he got the job driving the Marriage Equality bus, Andy Wilkinson could count his encounters with homosexuals on one finger. His wife’s daughter h(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

The world’s biggest social network Facebook has removed its ‘I feel fat’ status update option following an online campaign. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook is to drop the status update that allows users to say they are feeling fat. The world’s biggest social network is to remove the “I feel fat” (...)

 Beyoncé and  husband Jay Z at a basketball game in  January: both did the 22 Days Nutrition challenge  in 2013. Photograph:  EPA/Paul Buck

In the beginning there was everyone’s favourite consciously uncoupled ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, with her annual detox and her steam-cleaned vagina. Now, br(...)

Fat Boy Slim on the main stage during the Electric Picnic Festival in  Stradbally Co Laois in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Forbidden Fruit will return to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in the heart of Dublin for its fifth outing this May brandishing aging but still super po(...)

Anton Savage started slightly nervously on his new show, but managed to make all the right noises by the end. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Anton Savage kicked off the imaginatively named Anton Savage Show on Today FM with the Van Morrison ditty Days Like This. Perfect. Irish. Classic. Lik(...)

A still from the Victoria’s Secret Super Bowl advert: getting their hair and lipgloss out but leaving the rest to the imagination

It has been a week of not-so-sporting stereotypes. Women’s tennis was rocked by “twirlgate” after a courtside reporter asked top player Eugenie Bou(...)