Indian social activists and children release a World Aids Day sign  tied balloons in Kolkata,  December 1st, 2015. According to the UN Aids programme, India had the third-largest number of people living with HIV in the world at the end of 2013.  Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

A sharp rise in HIV cases in recent months has prompted calls for the wider introduction of free, rapid testing for the disease. The number of HIV di(...)

In comparison with the rest of Europe, Ireland had one of the highest ranks for new cases of gonorrhoea in the last ten years

The HSE has launched a new sexual health strategy which aims to ease the “significant increase” in levels of sexually transmitted infections in Irelan(...)

Yes voters celebrate at the central count centre at Dublin Castle on Saturday. The young could easily identify with the cause. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A beautifully shot video from Christmas 2012, of a 20-something Dubliner wandering the streets of the city and debating whether to stay in Ireland, of(...)

Which way? Yes and No posters on Merrion Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Senior Government figures are increasingly confident the same-sex marriage referendum will pass. Sources predict the Yes vote could be as high as 60 (...)

Séamus Carey and Regina Bushell from Westmeath, canvassing for Yes Equality,   speaking to  Jennifer O’Meara  from Athlone. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

By coincidence, just as the same-sex marriage referendum campaign was getting under way, a remarkable podcast appeared on This American Life, a cel(...)

A number of sports stars have appeared in a video pledging their support for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

GAA, rugby and athletics stars have teamed up to call for a Yes vote in the samre-sex marriage referendum on May 22nd.Cork hurler Donal Og Cusack, May(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

A uniformed member and a retired judge were both photographed with an enlarged voter registration form outside Pearse Street Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice  Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

The BAI has announced its guidelines for the forthcoming referenda, including a recommendation that campaigning presenters should not be on air in the run-up to the vote. File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Broadcasters who actively campaign in the forthcoming referenda should not be on air during that time period, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (B(...)