‘Tens of thousands of those inspired to vote Yes to one amendment by the impressively uplifting “Yes Equality” campaign apparently saw no contradiction in rejecting the other.’ Above, members of Get the Boat 2 Vote, a group of Irish people who returned from London to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

What happened on Friday was truly odd. In the same breath, the Irish electorate triumphantly extended equality to same-sex couples, and resoundingly d(...)

Michael Collins and Harry Boland play hurling at Croke Park on the day of a Leinster Hurling final - an image published in September 1921. Photograph: Piaras Béaslaí Collection/NLI

Thousands of digitised images, including dozens relating to historical figures like the Duke of Wellington, Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewar(...)

“I think the Taoiseach is ignoring the North and is not giving it the degree of detailed attention that he should,”says  Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ignored and neglected Northern Ireland, and the North-South agenda has been progressively undermined, Fianna Fáil leader Mich(...)