A file photo taken on February 2nd, 1972 shows mourners attending the funerals of the 13 “Bloody Sunday” victims, in Derry. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A former British soldier who was arrested on suspicion of murdering three civil rights demonstrators in Derry on Bloody Sunday has been released on ba(...)

The new CSO yearbook has revealed that the number of marriages is back to boom-time figures. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The number of people getting married in Ireland has returned to boom-time levels, but both men and women are waiting longer to tie the knot. If they h(...)

Fr Alan Hilliard: Is one of five chaplins at DIT and sees his role as less religious, more one of “accompanying students” while they are at the college. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Minister for Education has ordered an investigation into the way public funds are used to pay for third-level college chaplains, some of whom rece(...)

Postal workers form a guard of honour after the funeral Mass of Daniel McColgan, as his remains are carried from the church. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A coroner has said he is “incredulous” after bullet casings evidence from a sectarian murder in Northern Ireland disappeared. Daniel McColgan (20), a(...)

 Activists march in the street during a rally in support of same-sex marriage in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Carol Cho/EPA

Australia’s government has all but destroyed legislation that would allow gay marriage by refusing to allow its MPs a free vote on the divisive issue.(...)

Court  told Saverio Bellante has admitted killing Thomas O’Gorman on January 2014.

Two consultant psychiatrists have told a murder trial jury that an Italian man who admitted killing his landlord in Castleknock last year fulfils t(...)

Welfare cuts contained in the new budget of British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne (above, holding budget case), which will reduce payments to large families, will disproportionately hit poor  Catholics, a British Labour MP has claimed. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne’s multi-billion welfare cuts, which will reduce payments made to large families, will disproportion(...)

 Martin Long,  Catholic bishops’ spokesman, and Bishop Joseph Duffy: in April, Long said that if marriage were extended to same-sex couples, the church might no longer perform the civil aspects of weddings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic bishops are to gather in Maynooth this week for their summer meeting. It will be the first time they do so collectively since the same-se(...)

David Norris with Katherine Zappone, and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD in the court yard at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What a wonderful extraordinary day Saturday was! This is a time for joy and non-triumphalist celebration. I have been privileged in my life to follow(...)

The New York Times homepage from earlier today was dominated by Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum result.

As the first country ever to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, the world’s eyes were fixed firmly on Ireland. The vote has featured prominent(...)