Orange heritage: the museum’s replica lodge room. Photograph: Graham Curry

The new Museum of Orange Heritage began causing controversy before its doors even opened to the public. A billboard for the interpretive centre, wh(...)

Dr Mary McAleese: “Unquestioning deference can silence victims.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ Fennell Photography 2015

Former president Mary McAleese has said the Irish Innocence Project is an essential support to those failed by the criminal justice system. “It(...)

Silent tribute: a vigil in Berkeley for the six Irish students who died and others who were injured when a balcony collapsed at a birthday party. Photograph: Josh EdelsonAFP/Getty

‘I only knew Nick for about a month and a half,” says Gina Trombino. She is the bartender at the Sliderbar restaurant, where Nick Schuster worked as a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (left) with British prime minister David Cameron during  a press conference at 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Kenny expressed surprise and disappointment at the tone of the article written by the New York Times on the Berkeley tragedy that portrayed Irish students on J1 visas in the United States in a negative light. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed surprise and disappointment at the tone of the article written by the New York Times on the Berkeley tragedy that p(...)

Philip Grant, the Consul General of Ireland for the western United States has described the New York Times article about the Berkeley tragedy that offended many Irish as ‘hurtful’.

The Irish Consul General in San Francisco has described the New York Times article about the Berkeley tragedy that offended many Irish as “hurtful,” s(...)

Former president Mary McAleese: “Today the New York Times should be hanging its head in shame at how outrageously and without the remotest evidence it has rushed to judgment on those deaths.” Photograph: The Irish Times 0:54

This is a letter sent by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese to the New York Times Today in Ireland we are hanging our heads in shock and(...)

Dodgy forensic science was used to convict the Birmingham Six, pictured in 1991 outside the Old Bailey in London after their convictions were quashed with then MP Chris Mullin. Photograph: Joe St Leger

“There is no question there are wrongful convictions all over the world. There’s no country that is free from wrongful convictions and no country that(...)

 ACP co-founder Fr Tony Flannery said “the day of doctrinaire Catholicism is over in this country. The people are no longer willing to listen to speeches and sermons on morality from the church.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Same-sex Marriage Referendum was “an unmitigated disaster” for the Catholic Church in Ireland, Fr Brendan Hoban, co-founder of the Association of (...)

The crowd in the courtyard of Dublin Castle  react as the result of the same-sex marriage referendum is announced. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images 2:35

So here was that appalling vista blossoming before us. And you know what? The view was wonderful. In the end, two-thirds of Irish voters found (...)

Marriage-equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin: marriage equality, which was a marginal, almost eccentric demand only two decades ago, is now a reality in 20 countries and in many sub-national regions, including 37 of the 50 states of the United States. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland’s vote in favour of same-sex marriage is a milestone in the global struggle for equality for gays and lesbians that has seen dramatic progress(...)