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Seán Gallagher during his campaign for the presidency in 2011 .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At least 12 county and city councils are expected to hold votes to nominate Independent candidates for the presidential election this week, with busin(...)

Kieran Rose, chair of Glen. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The announcement this week that the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) is to be wound up brings an abrupt and inglorious end to the story of(...)

Glen, which campaigned for a Yes vote in the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum, is facing allegations of financial mismanagement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Board members of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) are to meet the Charities Regulator this week over allegations of financial mismanagemen(...)

Catherine Murphy TD and Roisín Shorthall TD  at the Social Democrats inaugural National Conference in Dublin on Saturday.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For comparison purposes, a good place to start with the Social Democrats would be Donald Trump. Before its supporters start choking on their flat w(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at Maynooth College. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has linked the issue of gay activity involving seminarians to the treatment of sexual abusers in the Catholic Chu(...)

 Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar,  singer Brian Kennedy    and with Ciarán Rose, co-chairman of GLEN,  outside City Hall on Dame Street, Dublin,  where a commemoration was held   to honour those who were killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Hundreds of people who attended a vigil in Dublin last night wanted to show solidarity with the victims of the Orlando attack but also defiance again(...)

Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson. He criticised the creation of the new Department of Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht

Campaigners for the arts need to reach out beyond their core constituency if they are to achieve real political change, a meeting in Dublin’s Project(...)

Luas Strikers photographed at the Luas Depot in Sandyford, Dublin. Picture Nick Bradshaw

When interviewed during the week about the bitter Luas dispute, Gerry Madden, managing director of Transdev, which operates the Luas service, directed(...)

Neil McGee of Donegal picks up a blood injury against Kerry last Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal have remained tight-lipped about the ugly scenes in Austin Stack Park, Tralee on Sunday afternoon, preferring instead to concentrate on next w(...)

In engaging with politics, young people seem more likely to engage with issues. The traditional political party structure tends to engage young people who grow up to be the type of political thinkers their parents were.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

In Fiach Kelly’s piece on ‘Bertie’s Children’ in The Irish Times in January, eight 18-year-olds were interviewed, and when asked the question “Are yo(...)

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