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(...)

The North’s DPP Barra McGrory, QC, has apologised to Mairia Cahill (pictured) and two other women over how the PPS dealt with criminal allegations that they were sexually abused by an IRA member 6:55

The North’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory, QC, has apologised to Mairia Cahill and two other women over how the Public Prosecution Ser(...)

Fine Gael TD and Minister for State Simon Harris  is advocating a Yes vote on the age of eligibility for presidential office. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of Government TDs have said they will not vote in favour of lowering the age at which candidates are eligible for election to the office of (...)

Turnout on the coast was low and slow up until tea time, with some estimates as low as 20 per cent, but a late flurry of activity  pushed it over 50 per cent in several stations. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Same sex marriage referendum votes have been cast on 12 offshore islands extending from Donegal to Galway on the Atlantic coast.Some 2,100 registered (...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has come out against the majority political opinion and is voting No. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Times contacted every Dáil and Seanad member asking them how they intend to vote in Friday’s same-sex marriage referendum.Only seven Oireac(...)

Renua candidate Patrick McKee: he adds an interesting dimension to this election, as it is the first electoral test for the party. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow will be closely watched as a guide to the strength of the parties ahead of the general election. The result(...)

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(...)

If the proposal is passed, a marriage between two people of the same sex will have the same status under the Constitution as a marriage between a man and a woman 2:22

  What are we voting on? Voters will be asked whether the Constitution should be changed so as to extend civil marriage rights to same(...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Sinn Féin says people with a disability are more than twice as likely to be unemployed, and greater efforts must be made to allow those who want to work to do so

Sinn Féin strategists are preparing to counter the Government’s election message of stability versus chaos by claiming the party is the only one whi(...)