Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert embraces a woman at Jerusalem District Court on Monday. Mr Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a US supporter. Photograph: Heidi Levine/via AP

A Jerusalem court has sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to eight months in prison after he was found guilty of accepting cash from an Ameri(...)

Senators Katherine Zappone and David Norris: the latter was told in the Supreme Court in 1983 that homosexuality was “morally wrong, and has been so regarded by mankind throughout the centuries. It cannot be said of it . . . that no harm is done if it is conducted in private by consenting males. Very serious harm may in fact be involved.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On a Friday morning in April 1983, David Norris, then a 38-year-old lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, took his place in the public gallery of the Su(...)

In the courtyard at Dublin Castle, the Central Results Centre, during the results of the Referendum on Marriage Equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland has lit a beacon bright enough to be seen around the world while it is also begun a conversation at home which will continue, a leading campai(...)

Panti raises her arms with supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

Tributes and expressions of pride continued to come from political figures in the United States on Saturday in response to Ireland’s unprecedented pop(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny appeared far more enthused by the same sex marriage referendum than the vote in the age of presidential eligibility. Photograph: Reuters 2:14

The proposal to reduce the minimum age for presidential candidates was always going to be the orphan referendum as the nation focused on the more intr(...)

Tally counter Rhonda Donaghy  at the RDS count centre. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The capital has voted resoundingly in favour of same-sex marriage, with all constituency results declared. Most constituencies in the city area had a (...)

The sudden closure of the store on Thursday night in the midst of an access dispute with Paul McCann and Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton, the AIB-appointed receivers to the centre, leaves 100 staff in limbo. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The decision by Dunnes Stores to shutter its store in Gorey Shopping Centre is typical of the brinkmanship that is a hallmark tactic of the country’s (...)

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(...)

Seán Quinn: the businessman’s family’s case, initiated in May 2011, is expected to last more than six months and has been brought against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation. Photograph: Collins

A High Court judge has permitted the family of businessman Seán Quinn to proceed with claims in their forthcoming legal action that some €2.34 billi(...)

File photograph of Ali Charaf Damache (50), who is wanted by US authorities on  two alleged terrorism-related offences. The High Court has refused to   order the extradition of Mr Damache to the US.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The High Court has refused to order the extradition of an Algerian-born Irish citizen who is wanted in the United States on two alleged terrorism-rela(...)