Although this book has many moving moments, it is not filled with flourish or colour. It is as considered and careful, in its tone, as the campaign was, and all the more useful for that.

Gay people in Ireland over the past half-century have been lucky with their leaders, and indeed supporters. While figures such as David Norris, Kat(...)

Charlotte McCallum Mallard (right) and her wife Beth Mallard and their 22-month-old daughter Lola, at home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy
Modern family

Christmas Day celebrations have come a long away since the manger, and today’s festive families can be made up of everyone from friends and neighbo(...)

Pride: Dublin Gay Pride Week in 1984. Photograph: Irish Queer Archive

The brutal killing of Declan Flynn, a young gay man, in Fairview Park in Dublin 30 years ago, outraged gay people in the city. Their response, which m(...)