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 2:26

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

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The referendum on same sex marriage will be a defining moment in the history of the State, irrespective of the outcome. In that sense it is most compa(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with  with Miriam O’Callaghan in RTÉ Radio studios on Sunday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) saluted the courage of the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Sunday after he talked publicly for the fir(...)

Civil partnership battle: in 2007 the Greens and Fianna Fáil fought over equal treatment. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

This oral history has contributions from: Dermot Ahern Former minister for justice Dan Boyle Former Green Party TD and senator Suzy(...)

 Pope Francis  leads the mass on the occasion of the end of the extraordinary synod of the family and the beatification of Paul VI in St Peter’s Square, Vatican City. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

A gay and lesbian campaign group has described a new document on homosexuality published last night by the Vatican Synod of the Family is a missed opp(...)

Provisional document “does not summarise the opinions of a lot of the participants at the synod”, says director of the Iona Institute. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The discussion document produced by the synod on family issues in the Vatican was not reflective of all the opinions expressed at the gathering of bi(...)

An allegation of bias against The Mooney Show on the issue of same sex marriage has been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An allegation of bias against The Mooney Show on the issue of same sex marriage has been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog. The Broadcasting Authori(...)

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(...)