Eamon Gilmore at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:20

Former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, who championed same-sex marriage when he was leader of the Labour Party, has described the outcome of the referendum as(...)

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Success has many fathers, and all the political parties will be claiming a share of the credit for the overwhelming victory of the Yes side in the sam(...)

Belle Horgan (7 months) from Dublin at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:16

The counting is continuing, but the smiles of all those who voted Yes are widening. The chests of Yes campaigners are being pushed out; the tears and (...)

Tally counter Rhonda Donaghy  at the RDS count centre. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The capital looks set to vote strongly in favour of a same-sex marriage, according to tallies. Labour TD Robert Dowds has predicted that Dublin Mid-We(...)

In Ireland, a traditionally Roman Catholic country that has long been known for a seeming conservative streak, the lack of a strong backlash during the referendum campaign has been notable, even as opponents of the measure have mobilised.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was(...)

David Leach pictured in 2002. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party’s general secretary David Leach is resigning to take up a position as director of communications with the charity Goal. He was announ(...)

If the same-sex marriage referendum is passed it will have no implications on children, the former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Internal Labour polls show the outcome of the same-sex referendum may be a lot closer than expected, the former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.The po(...)

The only poll that mattersCharles Haughey made a mantra out of his standard response to opinion polls saying the only one that mattered was the electi(...)

 Eamon Gilmore: said recovery was still at risk and must not be squandered. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has said it was worth him paying a political price for the State’s economic improvement.Mr Gilmore re(...)

Former tánaiste and minister for education  Mary Coughlan and former taoiseach Brian Cowen. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Soldiers of Destiny are out in force today for their ardfheis in the RDS. They will have a lot to say about the IBRC controversy causing ru(...)