Tánaiste Joan Burton believes a Yes vote is a ‘profoundly good development in our society’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Posters from No campaigners in the same-sex marriage referendum which say every child has a right to a father and mother have been described as “deme(...)

“Let Bobby in there, lads!” Micheál Martin puts one arm around byelection candidate Bobby Aylward as he salutes the party faithful at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke.

In the full and plenty days there was always a generous helping of meat in the middle of the FF sandwich. It sustained the party, helping it become st(...)

Albert “Ginger” Baker, a British army soldier who had allegedly gone absent without leave to join the Ulster Defence Association, gave himself up to police in Wiltshire. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

MARK HENNESSY London Editor Eugene Heenan was better known as Paddy to his friends. On February 1st, 1973, he and 14 other men were travelling to wor(...)

More information may be needed about the details of people who bought shares in Siteserv in the weeks before it was sold in March 2012, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

More information may be needed about the details of people who bought shares in Siteserv in the weeks before it was sold in March 2012, Tánaiste Joan(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Support for the Fine Gael-Labour Coaltion has dropped, according to an opinion poll published on Sunday.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Support for the Fine Gael-Labour Coaltion has dropped, according to an opinion poll published on Sunday. A Red C poll for the Sunday Business P(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during his keynote speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Make no mistake about it - the general election campaign is under way.At least nine months out from the the polls, Micheál Martin used his party’s ard(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking at the 76th party ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times. 3:13

A cut in Universal Social Charge (USC) and increases in a range of social benefits have been proposed by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.In his keyn(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage  said he has been dogged by chronic back pain that has hampered his ability to campaign for the May 7th British general election. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s anti-EU Ukip, on Saturday dismissed rumours he was seriously unwell but said he had been dogged by chronic back (...)

 Gordon Duff puts up vote Yes posters for the Labour Party outside the Dail in advance of the referendum on same sex marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Passing the same-sex marriage referendum will not result in the “apocalypse” of marriage in the State, Minister for Communications Alex White has said(...)

Roy Mason with soldiers on duty in the North in 1975. He was seen as the forces’ friend on the basis of his previous record as defence secretary. Photograph: PA

The British Labour politician Roy Mason, who has died aged 91, was a small and dapper but pugnacious man, whose aggressive style and pro-security serv(...)