Prof. Siobhan Mullally, Director Irish Centre of Human Rights, NUIG speaking at The Citizens’ Assembly, session on The Family on Sunday at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has an “incredibly low” divorce rate and one of the highest birth rates in Europe, the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality has been told. (...)

The referendum on the deletion of article 41.2 from the Constitution is likely to be held on October 25th. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Cabinet has decided to propose deleting article 41.2 of the Constitution, which recognises women’s special place in the home, in a referendum like(...)

The entrance of the Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street in Dublin’s north inner city. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The terms of reference of the investigation into mother and baby homes is “too narrow”, the United Nations has warned. It says the Commission of Inv(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a statement in the Dáil at 6.45pm on Wednesday recognising the unique ethnic identity of the Irish Travelling community. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Irish Travellers will on Wednesday be recognised as an ethnic minority in Ireland for the first time. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a statement in (...)