Minister of State Kathleen Lynch said repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution to change abortion laws would be very “do-able” following the passing of the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Children James Reilly has said the Constitutional amendment banning abortion should be repealed to allow for terminations in cases of fat(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the courtyard at Dublin Castle for the results of the referendum on marriage equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Voters passed the same-sex marriage referendum by 62 per cent to 38 per cent, with all but one of the State’s 43 constituencies voting Yes. At just (...)

 Dave Power, Mount merrion and Paul Byrne, Swords wait for the official results, in the court yard of Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:18

Work will begin this week to give effect to the referendum decision to amend the Constitution with the first same-sex marriages likely to take place a(...)

Alex White, John Lyons, Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

They are down on the ground at the Yes Equality party in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. Three rows of campaigners, legs around the person in front, (...)

Alex White with John Lyons, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the referendum count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted Labour will outperform the polls in the upcoming general election.Councillor Willie Quinn only managed to gain 7 per(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny celebrate the confirmation of the Yes result in the Same-sex Marriage Referendum at Dublin Castle on May 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has hailed the passing of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum as a “sound of pioneering leadership” from Ireland to the rest of the (...)

The Government was expected to have decided by now on whether  to sell the State’s holding in Aer Lingus to IAG

At least some in Government seem keen to push the idea that a decision on the sale of the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus will somehow hinge(...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Prince Charles on the Burren shakes hands with local farmer Oliver Nagle with his father Pat (right) during his visit to the locality. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 24 hours after the historic handshake and private meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Britain’s Prince Charles is due to visit Mullaghmore(...)

Sinn Féin says people with a disability are more than twice as likely to be unemployed, and greater efforts must be made to allow those who want to work to do so

Sinn Féin strategists are preparing to counter the Government’s election message of stability versus chaos by claiming the party is the only one whi(...)