Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Government of adopting a “slippery, sleeveen’’ approach to sale of Aer Lingus. 3:36

The sale of the State’s share in Aer Lingus will create employment, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has insisted in the Dáil. “It is envisaged (...)

IAG boss Willie Walsh: Labour’s Seanad leader Ivana Bacik said she had made her view clear that she did not agree with the sale of the Government’s stake in Aer Lingus to IAG. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Independent Senator Sean Barrett has warned the Government that it is selling the national airline “for a paltry sum” to a company that provides no s(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “Modelled on the highly successful national cancer programme, it will provide the leadership and have the authority to deliver the strategy and to drive reform and standardise care across all 19 maternity units’’

A national women’s and infants’ health programme to improve maternity services is to be established by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. He told th(...)

Senator David Norris in the courtyard at Dublin Castle for the result of the referendum on marriage equality. He was praised in the Seanad for his decades-long campaign for gay rights

Independent Senator David Norris has called for “certain anomalies” to be ironed out when legislation is drawn up to give effect to the result of th(...)

The highest turnout in any referendum was for the 1972 question on joining the EEC, when 70.88 per cent of the electorate cast their ballot

The surge of young voters in the marriage referendum brought the turnout into the top five of all referendums since the adoption of the Constitution i(...)

 Dave Power, Mount merrion and Paul Byrne, Swords wait for the official results, in the court yard of Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:18

Work will begin this week to give effect to the referendum decision to amend the Constitution with the first same-sex marriages likely to take place a(...)

Eamon Gilmore at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:20

Former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, who championed same-sex marriage when he was leader of the Labour Party, has described the outcome of the referendum as(...)

Minister Leo Varadkar: ‘To me, this had the feeling of a social movement or a social revolution.’ Photograph: Collins 1:02

“I’ve no plans to get married or anything like that at the moment,” a very happy Minister for Health Leo Varadkar quipped as he described the expected(...)

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 (...)

 Voters pictured at the Polling Station this morning at St Joseph’s School, Navan Road, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Turnout in the world’s first referendum on same sex marriage and on the age of candidates for the presidency is reported to be brisk.Some urban areas (...)