Filming: volunteers take part in BeLonGTo’s advertisement in the Naul. Photograph: Alan Betson

Relaxing on a bench in the late afternoon sun, Marguerite Morgan brings the outcome of next month’s referendum on same-sex marriage as close as she ca(...)

 Prof Ray Kinsella (centre) at a  photocall organised by the group Mothers and Fathers Matter outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A call for the Children and Family Relationships Bill to be “radically amended” has come from economist Prof Ray Kinsella of the new Mothers and Fathe(...)


The referendum on same sex marriage will be a defining moment in the history of the State, irrespective of the outcome. In that sense it is most compa(...)

Protestors pictured during a March for Marriage in Dublin organised by LGBT Noise. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times 2:46

Campaign groups are coalescing, raising funds and selecting their headquarters. Political parties are crunching the numbers. On both sides, internal d(...)

Provisional document “does not summarise the opinions of a lot of the participants at the synod”, says director of the Iona Institute. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The discussion document produced by the synod on family issues in the Vatican was not reflective of all the opinions expressed at the gathering of bi(...)

  The Pride Parade in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s gay community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”, the grand marshal of Saturday’s Dublin Pride parade said. Colm(...)

Ireland’s 380,000 Vodafone shareholders were rewarded this month when the company began paying them cash following the sale of its US business (...)

Will you be my prince? “The horrible truth is that ... an awful lot of heterosexual couples still rather like the idea of being married.” Photograph: PA

Those opposed to gay marriage tell us that their problem is not with the “gay” but with the “marriage”. They love, honour and respect homosexua(...)

Senator Jim Walsh:  “Can we deal with these dangerous, vicious elements in the gay ideological movement?”

Fianna Fáil Senator Jim Walsh has called for a debate on freedom of speech following threats to members of the Iona Institute. Mr Walsh said Minister (...)

RTÉ’s head of television Glen Killane said  it would have been “absolutely reckless” of the station not to settle the case.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out making RTÉ directly accountable to the Dáil in the aftermath of the payment of damages to John Waters and five memb(...)