Gordon Duff puts up vote Yes posters for the Labour Party outside the Dail in advance of the referendum on same sex marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Passing the same-sex marriage referendum will not result in the “apocalypse” of marriage in the State, Minister for Communications Alex White has said(...)

“I think it would be a gross exaggeration to say that the outcome of the summit is anything like satisfactory in terms of saving lives,” said Peter Sutherland, speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The Irish special representative for international migration in the UN Peter Sutherland says EU countries are more concerned with stopping smugglers i(...)

 Businessman Denis O’Brien who said on Friday that he had no role in the sale process for Siteserv and that he was happy to appear before the PAC if it investigates the issue.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has said he did not run the sale process which saw a company he controls, Millington, purchase Siteserv from the IBRC for €4(...)

Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation , addresses delegates at the  opening of the Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre at Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Ireland should be the torchbearer for finding innovative ways to feed the world in a sustainable way, EU commissioner for research, science and inno(...)

The Sovereigns Cup 2015 was launched on board the  LE Eithne in Dublin by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney (far right) with Mike Walsh, Kinsale YC regatta director,  Norbert Reilly,  Irish Cruiser Racing Association commodore and Ensign Ben Crumplin. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With just over two months remaining to the start of the four-day Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championship at the Sovereign’s Cup(...)

Rob Kearney, Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the  National Dairy Council, and Minister for Agriculture Simon  Coveney at the launc h of National Dairy Week.

Irish people should practise what they preach by consuming dairy products as we currently export 90 per cent of what we produce, Minister for Agricult(...)

 Alf McGlew and Andrew Purcell with Minister of State Ged Nash and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, participants in a Teagasc farm safety walk on their farm at Grangebellew, Co Louth. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Minister for Agriculture has vowed that this year will mark a turning point for farm safety after the loss of 30 lives in farm deaths last year.Si(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he disagrees with the proposition of the No campaign in the same-sex marriage referendum that every child has a right to a mother and father. Photograph: Inpho

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he disagrees with the proposition of the No campaign in the same-sex marriage referendum that every ch(...)

A Vietnamese woman sows rice plants: with a population of 93 million, Vietnam’s dairy industry is worth over $6 billion (€5.5 billion), making it the largest market in southeast Asia. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

Bord Bia is to be given additional resources to establish an office in Vietnam – one of the fastest-growing dairy markets in Asia – following the lif(...)

Siptu chief Jack O’Connor: Alleged that a lack of union recognition exists in TV3. Photograph: The Irish Times

Easter couldn’t come quickly enough in Leinster House, with the politicians not having had a decent rest since the St Patrick’s break two weeks ago(...)