‘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(...)

Green, white and orange: the Tricolour as defined by the Constitution. Photograph: Ed Pritchard/PC/Getty
Tracking the Tricolour

The Constitution ascribes no specific symbolism to our national flag. Does it mean the same to a GAA fan at Croke Park as it does to the unionists (...)