Brian Sheehan and Gráinne Healy from Yes Equality campaigning on Dublin’s Grafton Street with Vivian Sheehan from Windy Arbour. Photograph: Sharpix

In Yes campaign headquarters we took to calling them Bráinne. Such was the symmetry between Brian Sheehan and Gráinne Healy, the co-directors of Yes E(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Iona Institute director David Quinn said he raised ‘a very important point. The Government plans to protect the right of churches not to celebrate same-sex marriages, but this protection will appear only in legislation, not in the Constitution.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Iona Institute has commended the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin for raising concerns about what it describes as implications for th(...)

Sister Stanislaus Kennedy: “I have thought a lot about this,” she told The Irish Times. “I am going to vote Yes in recognition of the gay community as full members of society. They should have an entitlement to marry. It is a civil right and a human right.”   Above: Sr Stan outside the Dáil in 2012 with campaigners against sex trafficking. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has announced she will vote in favour of same-sex marriage in the forthcoming referendum.“I have thought a lot about this,” she (...)

John Waters: says the same-sex marriage amendment would dilute concepts of a special procreative link between parents and children. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Won’t somebody please think of the children? As the marriage-equality referendum draws closer the anguished refrain of Helen Lovejoy, the minister’(...)

Speaking at the Church of Ireland General Synod, Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clarke said he could not think of an occasion when the House of Bishops “ever said vote in such and such a way or not in such and such a way”. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Church of Ireland’s two Archbishops have agreed fellow bishops are divided on the same-sex marriage referendum. The Church has not taken a public (...)

A number of sports stars have appeared in a video pledging their support for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

GAA, rugby and athletics stars have teamed up to call for a Yes vote in the samre-sex marriage referendum on May 22nd.Cork hurler Donal Og Cusack, May(...)

IIn his message to Catholics at the weekend Archbishop Eamon Martin warned against changing the definition of marriage as a union of man and woman. “T(...)

Supporters of the Yes campaign walk their dogs at the Hounds for Love event in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some of the No posters erected during the same-sex marriage referendum campaign are “sad and demeaning”, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said.Ms Burton and (...)

The Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin (above) has said interfering with the definition of marriage is not ‘a simple or a trivial matter.’

The Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said interfering with the definition of marriage is not ‘a simple or a trivial matter.’In a statement(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he could not celebrate the light of Christ without thinking of those students in Kenya who were singled out one by one to be killed because of their Christian identity.

Christian students murdered in Kenya on Holy Thursday have been remembered at Easter vigil ceremonies at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral by Archbishop Diarmuid(...)