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 8:27

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 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(...)