Apparently – at least as the No side would have it – gay people will fall prey to rampant broodiness the instant they get a wedding ring on their finger. Photograph: Getty Images

Peace at last!The broadcast moratorium kicks in after lunch today. And the noise will stop. You can call the glazier to get the windows repaired and y(...)

Independent Senator  Fidelma Healy Eames  at a press conference organised by the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a No vote in Friday’s marriage referendum say they are open to having another vote to provide constitutional protection for same-sex c(...)

A vehicle campaigning for a candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) drives outside a campaign rally in Yaba district in Lagos . Photograph:Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria’s Council of State has decided to stick with February 14th as the date for its presidential election, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha said(...)

President  Michael D Higgins was heckled during a school visit in Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who called President Michael D Higgins a “midget parasite” during an anti-water charges demonstration last week has made a qualified apology. Mr(...)

President Michael D Higgins was verbally abused by anti-water protesters as he visited a school in Finglas last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

President Michael D Higgins was called a “midget parasite”, a “sell-out” and a “traitor” by anti-water protesters after he visited a school in Dublin (...)

Galway’s Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames, a member of the Reform Alliance, has written to Mr Higgins asking that he refer the Bill giving effect to water charges to the Council of State, the advisory group to the President. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Another group of Oireachtas members has written to President Michael D Higgins asking that he decline to sign the Water Services Bill into law and ins(...)

Seán O’Rourke, one of the radio presenters popular with Irish listeners in the UK.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish diaspora in the UK is making fresh appeals for the retention of RTÉ’s longwave service ahead of its planned closure next month.Retired Lond(...)

Father Brian D’Arcy says RTÉ’s proposal to close the long wave service in February will deprive a generation of older emigrants in Britain of a link to home. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Well-known priest Fr Brian D’Arcy has called on RTÉ to suspend the closure of its long wave radio service for five years. Speaking at a press conferen(...)

Detail from ‘Ireland’s Crossroads, Camden Town’ from the Bernard Canavan exhibition at the Kenny Gallery in Galway until December 11th

A new selling exhibition of paintings by London-Irish artist Bernard Canavan, under way at the Kenny Gallery in Galway, is likely to appeal to the man(...)

Catherine McGuinness and Margaret Moyse at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Catherine McGuinness is a retired member of the Supreme Court, the first woman appointed a Circuit Court judge, and former President of the Law Ref(...)