Europe of Freedom and Democracy event in the RDS, Dublin: Several people in the audience wore Trump-campaign Make America Great Again caps. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Luke O’Connor applauded and cheered with gusto and occasionally leapt to his feet during speeches at the Irexit conference for those opposed to Irelan(...)

“I don’t think Ireland is a pro-EU country,” Nigel  Farage told the Irexit: Free to Prosper conference, organised by the Ukip-led Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy grouping in the EU parliament. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Leading Brexit supporter Nigel Farage, the former UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader, had said there is “a gap in the political market” in Ireland fo(...)

Posters in Dublin during the 2002 abortion referendum campaign. File photograph: David Sleator

It is very odd that the Citizens’ Assembly discussion of referendums has been moved to this weekend, given that it will allegedly have no impact on th(...)

Referendum poster. The director of National Platform EU Research and Information has claimed that passing the referendum could lead to same-sex marriage becoming a human right in all 28 EU states. Photograph: Alan Betson

Success for the Yes side in the same-sex marriage referendum could lead to same-sex marriage becoming a human right throughout all 28 EU states, it ha(...)