The crowd in the courtyard of Dublin Castle  react as the result of the same-sex marriage referendum is announced. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

So here was that appalling vista blossoming before us. And you know what? The view was wonderful. In the end, two-thirds of Irish voters found it an e(...)

A dog waiting outside a polling station on Friday while his owner casts his vote. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The strong Yes vote returned by many working class areas, particularly in Dublin and Limerick, showed such communities were embracing social change fa(...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Apparently – at least as the No side would have it – gay people will fall prey to rampant broodiness the instant they get a wedding ring on their finger. Photograph: Getty Images

Peace at last!The broadcast moratorium kicks in after lunch today. And the noise will stop. You can call the glazier to get the windows repaired and y(...)

Former head of Irish Nationwide Michael Fingleton (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are to be called as witnesses at the Banking Inquiry.

It has taken almost seven years but the Irish public could finally get to hear from former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton about th(...)

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme, Ms Burton said children would continue to grow up in Ireland in a variety of family types. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton has said a Yes vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum would not remove anything from the Const(...)

‘The Lib Dems ended up with just eight seats out of 650 in the House of Commons while their Conservative partners in government won an unexpected overall majority. So does the same fate await the Labour Party here?’ Above,  the  leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg  announces  his resignation after the  British general election. PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Should Labour Party TDs tremble in their boots at the fate of the Liberal Democrats in the UK, who were almost wiped out as a national political force(...)

The Tánaiste said industrial action is ‘the last thing we want’ as the Government and public sector unions sit down for negotiations.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Joan Burton wants to boost the industrial relations structure to avoid public sector strikes. The Tánaiste said industrial action is “the last thing w(...)

If they are wearing pins and wearing badges that are supporting equality, which is what the Dáil is meant to progress in Ireland, then I do support them. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has backed members who have refused to remove badges promoting a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Senator David Norr(...)

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(...)