Celebrating the news that Ireland voted in favour of same-sex marriage in Dublin Castle on May 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill. Timeline: Thanks to the Irish Queer Archive at National Library of Ireland, Tonie Walsh, Chris Robson, Thomas A O’Shea

Looking at gay rights in Ireland from 1861 to May 22nd, 2015

Same-sex marriage around the world. Source: http://www.freedomtomarry.org

Ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum, we take a look around the world

 Government sources argue there is no single reason for the increase in road deaths  again last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Investigation shows highest rate of penalty points for traffic offences in Co Clare

A Garda issues a speeding ticket  near Ashbourne, Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Commuter belt counties more likely to have higher rates of penalty points

The study found  27 per cent of respondents state they would not be able to carry out their journalistic work without social media.

Trust in information low, despite 99 per cent of journalists using social media for work

Into the west: Ennis has the highest pass rates for the driving test, followed by Sligo,  Tuam, Clifden and Roscommon. Dublin has the lowest. Photograph by Frank Miller

Ennis has highest pass rate, at 68%, and Dublin’s Rathgar the lowest, at 41%

Irish journalists are among the heaviest users of social media in the world, a new study suggests. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Files /Reuters

Political journalists have highest use of social media with all respondents using Twitter daily

All households who register with Irish Water are entitled to a €100 water conservation grant

Capped charges mean average cost per litre will fall well below European average

Capped charges mean average cost per litre will fall well below European average

A visualisation of tweets just as Scotland scored against Ireland - see graphic below

We tracked the thousands of tweets posted during Euro 2016 clash

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