Lamb Lady Gaga mmets President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina. 2:44

Ireland, the best small country in the world in which to be a president. That’s what President Michael D Higgins must have thought after his annual fo(...)

Members of Get the Boat to Vote, a group of Irish people who returning from London to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum last Friday, as they arrived at the Stena ferry terminal in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan 2:11

Last weekend at Dublin Castle, thousands gathered to mark a watershed moment in Irish history. As the country delivered a resounding Yes to marriage(...)

The selfless and often lifelong work of Irish missionaries “has been a powerful expression of the vision of the church of the poor”, says President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JOE HUMPHREYS Governments need to move beyond “rhetorical gestures” and “modest” goals to tackle climate change and poverty, President Michael D Higg(...)

Visitors to the Jack & Jill garden which won a silver medal at the 2013 Bloom festival. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:44

Stilettos, craft beer and WB Yeats are among the inspirations for some of the 25 show gardens to be unveiled at Bloom gardening and food festival in P(...)

Bill O’Herlihy at the launch of his autobiography in 2012, We’ll Leave it There So,  with his wife Hilary and his daughters Sally Conlon (left) and Jill O’Herlihy-Ryan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Bill O’Herlihy, who died yesterday aged 76, had a remarkable career as a newspaper journalist, broadcaster, PR consultant and political adviser. A na(...)

President Michael D Higgins says public cultural spaces are an important aspect of citizenship. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has appealed for recognition of the “cultural space” to facilitate true social inclusion.He said a contraction in the role(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality  Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: “So while we rightly celebrate marriage equality, there is still some uncertainty and a certain chill factor with gay and lesbian people, especially in schools.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

Legislation to prevent schools and hospitals discriminating against current or future employees because of their sexuality will be in place by summer.(...)

 Dave Power, Mount merrion and Paul Byrne, Swords wait for the official results, in the court yard of Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:18

Work will begin this week to give effect to the referendum decision to amend the Constitution with the first same-sex marriages likely to take place a(...)

President Michael D Higgins recalled that Archbishop Romero was known in El Salvador as “the bishop walks with the people”. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

President Michael D Higgins praised the Catholic bishops’ agency Trócaire for its human rights work in El Salvador and its fight for social justice t(...)

People react to results coming in from constituencies around Ireland indicating an overwhelming majority voting in favour of same-sex marriage. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins has welcomed the high turnout for voting in this week’s referendums, and the “grace” with which campaigns on both sides we(...)