Chair of the Iona Institute board of directors Dr John Murray. Mr Murray has criticised a number of  high-profile Catholics calling for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chair of the Iona Institute’s board of directors Dr John Murray has questioned whether those prominent Catholics who have called for a Yes vote in(...)

Sister Stanislaus Kennedy: “I have thought a lot about this,” she told The Irish Times. “I am going to vote Yes in recognition of the gay community as full members of society. They should have an entitlement to marry. It is a civil right and a human right.”   Above: Sr Stan outside the Dáil in 2012 with campaigners against sex trafficking. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has announced she will vote in favour of same-sex marriage in the forthcoming referendum.“I have thought a lot about this,” she (...)

Pals: the story of four young recruits to the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers during the first World War 4:12

The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks is showcasing a whole new way of teaching history. Pals is the story of four young recruits to t(...)

  Pat Carey of Fianna Fáil: he will be among those attending the launch of a campaign for a Yes vote in the same sex-marriage referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey, who recently spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time, will be among those attending the launch t(...)

Immigrant Council of Ireland chairman John Cunningham (from left) and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy (the founder of the council) speak to Brian Killoran, who has been appointed as the council’s new chief executive. Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has appointed Brian Killoran as its chief executive. Mr Killoran, who has worked with the organisation for more than (...)

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon is among those on the shortlist for the Tipperary International Peace Award. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A holocaust survivor, a Burmese human rights lawyer and the United Nations secretary general are among those shortlisted for the Tipperary Internation(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy at the National Gallery during the unveiling of her portrait by artist Vera Klute where it has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new painting to the social justice campaigner Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. Sr Stan (...)

 Mark Kennedy, chairman The Homeless Oversight Group, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy  and Mark Byrne, CEO, at the launch of the Focus Ireland Annual Report, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

One family a day is ending up homeless despite repeated Government pledges to tackle the housing crisis, campaigners have warned.Speaking at the launc(...)

‘It is important to remember senior religious who have given and continue to give tremendous service to the poor and needy, such as Pope Francis, Venerable Nano Nagle, Venerable Catherine McAuley, Br Kevin Crowley and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He looked astonished at an elderly religious sister nurse dressing the gaping wounds of a poor leprosy patient. “I wouldn’t do that for all the(...)

 President Michael D Higgins is welcomed to the Young Social Innovators 2012 Awards by students and awards founder  Sr Stanislaus Kennedy. Photograph: Alan Betson

took top honours at the Young Social Innovators of the Year awards announced in Dublin yesterday. Students from Eureka secondary school,(...)