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. 2:35

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

James Watson beside the sculpture The Double Helix by Brian King, at Trinity College Dublin, in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

The geneticist James Watson is one of the best-known scientists of the modern era. Why is it that his name will probably be one of the few to be kn(...)

On Friday when we vote on amending the Constitution to recognise same-sex marriage, this State will, we hope, take an important, modernising step to s(...)

Rev Scott Hopkins of the United Methodist Church, in Vienna, Virginia, voices his support of gay marriage as Tracy Grisham, of Amarillo, Texas, shouts her disapproval. Photograph: John Boal/EPA

More than a decade since Massachusetts became the first US state to legalise gay marriage, the issue is as divisive as ever. An upcoming US supreme co(...)