Saoirse Ronan: “It’s like when black and white people couldn’t marry, Protestants and Catholics couldn’t marry for a long time, and you think of it as being so ridiculous now...”

Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan believes Ireland will be viewed as “backwards” if next week’s same-sex marriage referendum doesn’t pass.Speaking(...)

The Yes margin is comfortable and most of the indicators point to a firming up of the Yes vote as opposed to a falling apart. That said, recent referendums have shown no lead is unassailable. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest IrishTimes/Ipsos MRBI same-sex marriage referendum poll predictably shows a softening of the Yes vote: excluding undecideds, 70 per cent(...)

Filming: volunteers take part in BeLonGTo’s advertisement in the Naul. Photograph: Alan Betson

Relaxing on a bench in the late afternoon sun, Marguerite Morgan brings the outcome of next month’s referendum on same-sex marriage as close as she ca(...)