Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 which will enable same-sex couples to marry in Ireland. Tánaiste Joan Burton signed an accompanying regulation under the Civil Registration Act 2004 at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 at Dublin Castle on Tuesday evening. (...)

Although this book has many moving moments, it is not filled with flourish or colour. It is as considered and careful, in its tone, as the campaign was, and all the more useful for that.

Gay people in Ireland over the past half-century have been lucky with their leaders, and indeed supporters. While figures such as David Norris, Kat(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement in the Budget this week that the National Asset Management Agency will build 20,000 homes by 2020 will go some way to addressing the (...)

A woman cycles past a marriage equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Same-sex couples already in civil partnerships will face a reduced fee if they decide to marry, the Government announced on Wednesday, as it agreed th(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has signed the result of last May’s marriage referendum into the Constitution. The Thirty-Fourth Amendment of the C(...)

‘Student accommodation is another area where significant shortages are emerging and a rapidly increased supply is essential.’ Photograph: Getty Images

There has been a lot of discussion in the media about the need to increase housing supply and the supply of office space, with concerns expressed abou(...)

Dubliner Ibrahim Halawa:  awaiting trial in Egypt  along with 420 others since August 2013

  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was divided over whether to issue a call for the “immediate release” of Irish teenager Ib(...)

Marian Keyes:  she quickly and repeatedly apologised to outraged Twitter  followers, including MEP Luke Ming Flanagan from Roscommon, who  described her remark as “ignorant and thoughtless”. Photograph: Barry McCall

Writer Marian Keyes has apologised for a comment she made on Twitter about Roscommon-South Leitrim in the wake of the marriage referendum results on (...)

Séamus Carey and Regina Bushell from Westmeath, canvassing for Yes Equality,   speaking to  Jennifer O’Meara  from Athlone. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

By coincidence, just as the same-sex marriage referendum campaign was getting under way, a remarkable podcast appeared on This American Life, a cel(...)

At the launch in Dublin of the Yes Equality campaign urging a Yes  vote in the marriage equality referendum were (from left), Joe Hayes,  Anne McGlynn,   Ian McGlynn, Joe Hayes  and John McGlynn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Yes Equality, a civil society group campaigning for the marriage equality referendum, was launched at a rally in Dublin on Monday.Spokeswoman Grainne (...)