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(...)

Blanket ban on sexually active gay men donating blood may be revised

Society needs to have a discussion on the balance between the stigmatising of men who have sex with men, and the risks involved in moving to a one-(...)

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has welcomed comments by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar that he favours relaxing a ban on gay and bisexu(...)

Marriage Equality: The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically ‘balance’ a discussion with an opposing view. Photograph: Getty

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically “balance” a d(...)

 TD Jerry Buttimer: “His attendance was a symbolic gesture and sent a powerful message of support for what we are doing.” Photograph: Andres Poveda

Did the Taoiseach know where he was going on Tuesday night?Or was he unwittingly inveigled into that gay drinking emporium by his Cork South Central T(...)

An allegation of bias against The Mooney Show on the issue of same sex marriage has been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An allegation of bias against The Mooney Show on the issue of same sex marriage has been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog. The Broadcasting Authori(...)

Dublin city councillor Mary Fitzpatrick has been selected as Fianna Fail’s Dublin candidate for the upcoming European elections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has selected Dublin city councillor and former general election candidate Mary Fitzpatrick as the party’s candidate in the capital for the(...)

Jim Higgins MEP: “There never was any pressure – good, bad or indifferent”.

Fine Gael is unlikely to divide up the vast Midlands- North-West constituency between its two candidates in the European election, placing sitting MEP(...)

Former minister for education Mary Hanafin: ruled out seeking nomination to run for Europe. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Former minister for education Mary Hanafin says she is supporting Dublin city councillor Mary Fitzpatrick in the contest to be Fianna Fáil’s candidate(...)

Mary Fitzpatrick: “I think it will be a very important election for Fianna Fáil and for the people of Dublin.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Expectation is building in Fianna Fáil circles that Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick will seek the party’s nomination to contest the European electi(...)