Liberal judges have dissented from conservative majority decisions with language that was equally vehement and that also questioned the majority’s sincerity

The Irish and US Constitutions both recognise a right to same sex marriage. While the Irish decision was a result of over a million “yes” votes, the U(...)

Protestors and family members gather to demonstrate against the scheduled execution of death row inmate Richard Glossip outside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma September 30th, 2015. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

A US man on death row in Oklahoma has been granted a last minute stay of execution, and said he was happy to have 37 more days. Governor Mary Fallin a(...)

Members of the media listen to the witnesses following the execution of Kelly Gissendaner at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters

Georgia executed the only woman on its death row on Wednesday, hours after the State Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected her final plea for clemency(...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

Charles Wooton  and Keith Newport, both from Atlanta, Georgia, show their wedding rings outside the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village, New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US Supreme Court has legalised same-sex marriage nationwide, finding that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under (...)

Ryanair had another electric day, closing up 0.6 per cent at a new record high of €12.34. The airline has been enjoying a strong week on the back of positive sentiment around its future earnings

European stocks extended a sell-off as the region’s leaders differed on how Greek talks were progressing. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.2 per c(...)

Crowds react on hearing the results of the referendum on marriage equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last Friday week, apparently, was a great day for Irish democracy. This is debatable. It was yet another example of basic human rights being decided b(...)

A gay couple attend a street demonstration in Berlin. Photograph: Snapshot Photography/Ullstein/Getty Images

A ghost is haunting Germany: the ghost of Catholic Ireland. Four days after Irish voters backed marriage equality, politicians of all persuasions here(...)

Marriage-equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin: marriage equality, which was a marginal, almost eccentric demand only two decades ago, is now a reality in 20 countries and in many sub-national regions, including 37 of the 50 states of the United States. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland’s vote in favour of same-sex marriage is a milestone in the global struggle for equality for gays and lesbians that has seen dramatic progress(...)

From left: Jay Lassiter, John Keating and Trevor Powell, from the USA in the court yard at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A steady steam of people began arriving at Dublin Castle from mid-morning, bearing picnics, pizza and rainbow flags. Hundreds gathered in the upper(...)