Bono: “Marriage is not owned by any church, but instead owned by the community.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ronan McGreevy U2 singer Bono has stated that the Yes vote in the marriage referendum was a “moment for true equality” in Ireland. Speaking on stage i(...)

Yes Equality Roscommon said it ‘watched in envy as well-known politicians in almost every other area in the country got publicly and deeply involved in the campaigns in their areas’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Yes Equality Roscommon campaign has blamed local politicians for the No vote in the county. Roscommon-South Leitrim was the only constituency in t(...)

Two men from Co Meath have been killed after a light aircraft crashed on the border between Wexford and Carlow.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Two men from Co Meath have been killed after a light aircraft crashed on the border between Wexford and Carlow. One man, who was in early 50s, and ano(...)

Nativity scene in the Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Francis Street, Dublin. Fr Martin Dolan, the parish priest there,  has said he now feels accepted in Irish society following the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times 3:18

Gay priest Fr Martin Dolan has said he now feels accepted in Irish society following the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. Fr Dolan, the p(...)

Shocked Dunnes Stores staff in Gorey  were told on Thursday evening the store in the Gorey Shopping Centre was closing to the public immediately. More than 100 people work there. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores has been accused of using the outcome of a court injunction to close its Gorey store without notice or explanation.Shocked staff were to(...)

Workers at Dunnes Stores in the Gorey Shopping Centre were called in by management at 6pm on Thursday and told the store was being closed immediately.

Some 100 Dunnes Stores workers in Gorey are to hold an emergency meeting on Friday evening following the announcement on Thursday of the store’s unexp(...)

Actor Brian Gleeson: been confirmed for the series which begins shooting in the summer and will air in the first quarter of next year

  RTÉ has announced details of a five-part television drama series which will be the centrepoint of its Easter Rising commemoration schedu(...)

Lord Henry Mountcharles: ‘Though I gave up [smoking] 40 years ago, it could still have been the cause of my lung cancer. If I see any of grandchildren smoking, I will be down on them like a ton of bricks. I regret ever having put one cigarette in my mouth.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Ronan McGreevy Slane Castle owner Henry Mountcharles never expected to see another concert at the venue following his diagnosis with lung cancer last (...)

“The assault on Mouse Trap Farm was to be the Germans’ last attempt to take Ypres from the British. On the morning of May 24th, 1915, they drenched the Allied lines with chlorine gas along a 12 kilometre front.” 5:45

In late spring 1915, Dublin was a city in mourning. The first World War, not yet nine months old, brought devastation on a scale never seen before or (...)

Some 300 years to the day after signing the deed of sale for the Mansion House to the corporation, on May 18th, 1715, Joshua Dawson’s descendant Lady Moyola (above right), the widow of Maj James Dawson Chichester-Clark, former prime minister of Northern Ireland, arrived to meet  Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Christy Burke (centre) for the occasion. Lady Moyola’s daughter, Tara Whitely, is at left. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

It may be one of central Dublin’s posher streets nowadays, but Dawson Street used to be a “piece of marshy land without even a lane crossing it”. Tha(...)