Voters voting in the marriage referendum and the Age of Presidential Candidates referendum at St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Follow the referendums and byelection counts on irishtimes.com on Saturday, where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis(...)

Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash (centre) with members of the Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease and the IBD Steering Group in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Griffin/The Irish Times

An estimated 10,000 people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have lost or have had to leave jobs because of the often debilitative condition, (...)

The mural by Irish artist Joe Caslin on the side of a building on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The artist who erected a large paper mural on the side of a building in Dublin city centre expects to hear soon whether the piece will be allowed to r(...)

The Revenue Commissioners said that more than 67,000 mandatory deductions have been made from wages or pensions to collect the local property tax this year. File photograph: Joe St Ledger/The Irish Times

More than 67,000 mandatory deductions have been made from wages or pensions to collect the local property tax. Total compliance rates for 2013 and 201(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s compliance committee said it was not an “absolute requirement” that programme makers balance a show by including speakers representing each side of a debate. Photograph: Getty

A complaint that a discussion on RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane Show was biased in favour of same-sex marriage has been rejected by the Broadcasting Au(...)

Billy Hutchinson: leader of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF, said: “We will move on to the next part [of the graduated response]. It will be peaceful . . . as it was today, so I think we’re in a good position.”

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has praised the Orange Order and unionist and nationalist politicians for helping ensure that Saturday’s 12th of(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said the new law aims to make best safeguarding practice the “cultural norm” for anyone working with children. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The publication of the long-awaited Children First Bill was broadly welcomed today but some campaign groups and opposition members voiced conce(...)

Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland

The State visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland three years ago garnered no small amount of media attention here. Although President Michael D(...)

JudgementThe failure to afford young offenders in Oberstown detention school with the benefit of statutory remission rules amounts to a plain breach o(...)

Into the west: the M4 motorway. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What did the Celtic Tiger ever do for us? Well, the roads, for one thing. The years from 2003 to 2010 saw the Irish motorway network expand from a len(...)