The biggest spender on the Yes side will be the Yes Equality group, the umbrella organisation largely leading the campaign in favour of same-sex marriage. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The main political parties and campaign groups intend to spend almost €700,000 in the run-up to the same-sex marriage referendum vote.The campaign is(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says the garda involved in Yes campaign photocall ‘acted in good faith’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Groups campaigning for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum have called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to make a comprehensive st(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

A uniformed member and a retired judge were both photographed with an enlarged voter registration form outside Pearse Street Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice  Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

Dropping the ball: Brendan O’Connor

Listeners tuning into Brendan O’Connor’s first day as stand-in host of The John Murray Show (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) will not be surprised by what t(...)

Kevin Kilbane visited Leinster House this week in the company of Mayo TD Michael Ring. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

So Enda came out on Thursday night and named the day for the same-sex marriage referendum. It’s May 22nd.And he was the toast of Longford as a result,(...)

The Court of Appeal has found Paul Rice’s five-year prison term  was not unduly lenient. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has found a five-year prison term given to a man for killing his best friend was not unduly lenient.Paul Rice (28), with a last ad(...)

Gareth Bale continues to be linked with move to Real Madrid

Tottenham director Keith Mills has admitted the club are almost powerless to keep Gareth Bale if he wants to move to Real Madrid, even though he signe(...)

 British 2008 Olympic sailing gold medalist Andrew Simpson was killed when Sweden’s America’s Cup entry, the catamaran Artemis, capsized  on a training run  in San Francisco Bay. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images.

America’s Cup bosses have promised a full investigation into the accident in which British Olympic gold medal winner Andrew Simpson died. Simps(...)