Pictures of Armenians killed in Istanbul in 1915  at a rally to commemorate the anniversary of the mass killing. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The speaker begins to recite a list of names, but his voice is drowned out by the din of the morning traffic. He persists. As commuters hurry past and(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Prince Charles at a remembrance concert in the Istanbul Congress Centre. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

On a stone memorial at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, where world leaders will gather today to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest campaigns (...)

Local residents and rescue workers help a migrant woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20th, 2015.  Photograph: Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

Figures compiled by the International Organisation for Migration show that, as of last Thursday, the Italian Coast Guard, the Italian Navy and commerc(...)

Senior counsel Michael O’Higgins said the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to relax rules on evidence in criminal trials will provide a “get-out clause” for gardaí who do not adhere to high standards. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision to relax rules on evidence in criminal trials will provide a “get-out clause” for gardaí who do not adhere to hi(...)

Supreme court judge Adrian Hardiman: “I consider it utterly unwise, to use no stronger word, to grant to the gardaí, in that context, the effective immunity from judicial oversight which this case does.”

Susan Denham and Mr Justice John Mac Menamin. The latter said the new test was significantly higher than(...)

 Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman:  In his 166-page minority judgment, one of his most impassioned, Mr Justice Hardiman deplores what his colleagues have done. Photograph: The Irish Times

(...) prosecution can show the breach was due to inadvertence. Chief Justice Susan Denham and Mr Justice John Mac(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has dismissed the concern that not supporting the same-sex marriage referendum will affect funding. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has described as a “red herring” the concern expressed by some religious groups that school (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of Sinn Féin’s Marriage Equality campaign at Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

(...), colleagues and neighbours and asking them to vote yes. The party’s justice spokesman, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn(...)

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe said this week that he would write to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett recommending a motion of censure against Mary Lou McDonald. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:39

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she stands over her decision to use Dáil privilege to name former politicians who were accused of h(...)

The proposed amendment to Article 41 is the insertion of the line: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”

What are we voting on? On Friday, May 22nd, voters will be asked whether the Constitution should be changed so as to extend civil marriage right(...)