The new DNA database will be operational from next Friday.

Gardaí will be permitted to take bodily samples such as hair and saliva from crime suspects from later this month for a new DNA database. Minister fo(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The report by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly indicates the need for a “root and branch review” of the justice system, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (...)

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said  it was a serious and worrying offence. Photograph: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

A man with a history of impulsive behaviour has been jailed for two years after he admitted shooting a customer in a north Cork pub because he thought(...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton says Mr O’Brien’s position is untenable. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has called on the director general of the Health Service Executive to resign.Ms Creighton said the position of Tony O’B(...)

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(...)

The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft launches to the International Space Station with Expedition 43 Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly, Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).Photograph: Bill Ingalls/Nasa via Getty Images

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a US-Russia crew to the International Space Station (...)