Large unused corner of land between Church Street and Lincoln Lane beside the Luas line and close to the Four Courts. File p hotograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Urgent action must be taken to introduce a levy to stop “mothballing” of development sites, Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn has said.He was speaking (...)

Newly nominated Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will bring the  same ‘energy, commitment and reforming  zeal to her new role’ as she when children’s minister, an Taoiseach said today. . Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Newly nominated Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will bring the “same energy, commitment and reforming zeal to her new role” as wh(...)

Fr Tony Flannery said he was very happy with the former president’s remarks. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Former president Mary McAleese’s criticism of the Catholic Church’s stance on gay people have been welcomed by the Association of Catholic Priests and(...)

Equal access to marriage is fundamental to the status and dignity of lesbian and gay people.

This has been a historic week for equality and human rights in this country. Firstly the Cabinet decided to accept the overwhelming recommendation of (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said in Dundalk that Pope Francis was “a very different personality to any of his predecessors. I think he recognises the challenge that faces the church and he is trying to address that in a very different way.” Photograph: AP

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among those who yesterday welcomed the call by Pope Francis for a new balance within the Catholic Church and greater involvem(...)

Protesters rally against the Defense of Marriage Act in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington this week. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The cover of the current issue of Time magazine sums up the extraordinary situation that is(...)

Tributes have been paid to Christopher Robson, a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) and well-known activist, who ha(...)