Provisional document “does not summarise the opinions of a lot of the participants at the synod”, says director of the Iona Institute. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The discussion document produced by the synod on family issues in the Vatican was not reflective of all the opinions expressed at the gathering of bi(...)

  The Pride Parade in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s gay community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”, the grand marshal of Saturday’s Dublin Pride parade said. Colm(...)

Ireland’s 380,000 Vodafone shareholders were rewarded this month when the company began paying them cash following the sale of its US business (...)

Will you be my prince? “The horrible truth is that ... an awful lot of heterosexual couples still rather like the idea of being married.” Photograph: PA

Those opposed to gay marriage tell us that their problem is not with the “gay” but with the “marriage”. They love, honour and respect homosexua(...)

Senator Jim Walsh:  “Can we deal with these dangerous, vicious elements in the gay ideological movement?”

Fianna Fáil Senator Jim Walsh has called for a debate on freedom of speech following threats to members of the Iona Institute. Mr Walsh said Minister (...)

RTÉ’s head of television Glen Killane said  it would have been “absolutely reckless” of the station not to settle the case.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out making RTÉ directly accountable to the Dáil in the aftermath of the payment of damages to John Waters and five memb(...)

RTÉ head of television Glen Killane said RTÉ management explored every avenue before deciding on a financial settlement. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley 0:50

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out making RTÉ directly accountable to the Dáil in the aftermath of the payment of damages to John Waters and fi(...)

Breda O’Brien: “All we wanted was an apology and was offered a completely inadequate response which was a right of reply. It is not up to you to defend yourself. It is up to the organisation that defamed you.” Photograph: David Sleator

Irish Times columnist Breda O’Brien has stated that she and other members of the Iona Institute only sought libel damages after RTÉ refused to apologi(...)

Brother Paul and sister Catherine of the late Tom O’Gorman after his funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Church in Castleknock yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator

Virtue, tolerance and belief in the resurrection. The three main themes of the readings at the funeral of murdered Dublin man Tom O’Gorman tried to ca(...)

Floral tributes at the house in Castleknock, Dublin where the body of Tom O’Gorman’s body was found. Photograph: PA

Friends and former colleagues of Tom O’Gorman spoke yesterday of his warm and engaging personality, his commitment to his religious faith and of their(...)