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(...)

Irish Roots

I saw my first Protestant at the age of 10, when he joined fifth class in St Paul’s National School in Castlerea. After ascertaining that he wasn’t tr(...)

Harris Glenn Milstead, better known as Divine: "He went for funny. He went for strange. He went for interesting. But he was always fabulous"

More than 40 years after its 1972 debut, John Waters’s Pink Flamingos remains one of cinema’s most transgressive comedies. A carnival of perve(...)

Let’s not get too sentimental. When it comes to sexuality, we live in an increasingly tolerant age and it would be foolish to nostalgically yearn for (...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received  four  complaints from viewers over the broadcasting of an apology by presenter Brendan O’Connor arising out of an interview with drag queen artist Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss.

The broadcasting watchdog has upheld RTÉ’s right to apologise to the Iona Institute and John Waters over an allegation of homophobia which surfaced on(...)

People who know about film know about Pat Collins. The Cork-born film-maker has long been respected for his original, thoughtful documentaries (...)

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone: “I stand here as a married wo
man, married to another woman

. I have travelled beyond the valley of shame and fear.” 


A freedom of expression audit of the Broadcasting Act and the Defamation Act is necessary, the Seanad has heard during a debat(...)

A solicitor for John Waters today issued a statement describing RTÉ’s version of the response to the Saturday Night Show Ms Panti controversy as ‘grossly misleading’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A statement by RTÉ earlier this week explaining why it paid out €85,000 in settlement of the Saturday Night Show Panti controversy has been described (...)

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(...)

RTÉ head of television Glen Killane said RTÉ management explored every avenue before deciding on a financial settlement. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley 0:50

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