Tallies so far from eastern counties show them following the trend of the capital by voting in favour of the amendment on same-sex marriage. This is h(...)

Minster for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan who has described the likely Yes vote as ‘a great day for tolerance, inclusion, pluralism, and a great signature for what we are’.

The anticipated Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum has been described as “something, new, exciting and fresh’’ by Minster for Foreign Affair(...)


Success has many fathers, and all the political parties will be claiming a share of the credit for the overwhelming victory of the Yes side in the sam(...)

Belle Horgan (7 months) from Dublin at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:16

The counting is continuing, but the smiles of all those who voted Yes are widening. The chests of Yes campaigners are being pushed out; the tears and (...)


The presidential age referendum looks set to be defeated, according to Minister of State for Social Protection Kevin Humphreys. Voters were asked if t(...)

Fianna Fáil byelection candidate for Carlow-Kilkenny Bobby Aylward. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Fianna Fail’s Bobby Aylward is four points ahead of his Fine Gael rival David Fitzgerald, with 60 per cent of the boxes open in the Carlow-Kilkenny by(...)

Breda Hegarty, Bantry, West Cork and Raymond Braun, New York, joined supporters gather in the court yard at Dublin Castle, the Central Results Centre, for the results on Referendums on Marriage Equality and Age of Eligibility for Eelction to the office of President. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:16

Ireland is on course to approve the amendment on same-sex marriage with a strong Yes vote reported around the country. Senior politicians have welcome(...)

“The Pashley PDQ is a lot more comfortable than conventional diamond-framed bikes,” says Andrew Robinson.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson, the self-titled Recumbentman, is a familiar sight in Ranelagh and Donnybrook: a distinguished, tweed-wearing, bearded(...)

Linda Cullen and Feargha Ni Bhroan with their twin five-year-old children, Tess and Rosa, after voting in Monkstown polling station, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Campaigners for same-sex marriage believe the referendum will be carried on the back of high turnouts in urban centres and massive engagement by yo(...)

In Ireland, a traditionally Roman Catholic country that has long been known for a seeming conservative streak, the lack of a strong backlash during the referendum campaign has been notable, even as opponents of the measure have mobilised.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was(...)