Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst meets Ciara Maguire, Mary Joyce, Elaine Clements and Deborah Donohoe outside the Dylan Hotel in Dublin last night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 40,000 people are taking to the streets for the Dublin Pride parade today, an annual event marked by colour and costumes but one which has nev(...)

Voting takes place at the constitutional convention  today in Malahide, Co Dublin. Delegates recommended  the constitution be changed to allow for civil marriage for same-sex couples. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The constitutional convention has voted overwhelmingly in favour of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. Some 79 per cent of m(...)