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Ugandan LGBT refugees in a protected section of Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. They fled Uganda following the anti-gay laws enacted in 2014. Photograph: Sally Hayden

A long-awaited high court ruling in Kenya dealt a crushing blow to LGBT+ East Africans, as judges announced that colonial-era legislation criminalisin(...)

Ophir Kariv, the Israeli ambassador, described the Occupied Territories Bill as ‘the most extreme, anti-Israel piece of legislation in the western world’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Campaigners calling for a boycott of the Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv next week have rejected claims by the Israeli ambassador that they are ex(...)

In his judgment, Mr Justice O’Donnell said, while this area was ‘particularly emotive’, it was important to separate the narrow legal issues which arise

The Supreme Court, by a three-to-two majority, has rejected claims by a former school teacher it would be unconstitutional to permit his prosecution f(...)

Madonna: the singer has entered a culture war about what pro-Palestinian advocates refer to as ‘apartheid Israel’

It’s not a scene you’ll see in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in 1985 Queen defied a UN ban and played a series of South African concerts in Sun City, the apa(...)

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD: “We will ensure that people in Northern Ireland will still have access to European Health Insurance Cards.” File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dubliners will be asked in 2021 if they want to have a directly elected mayor depending on the outcome of a citizens’ assembly on the issue, Taoiseach(...)

Independent Senator Michael McDowell, leading opponent of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government might make another effort to guillotine one of the longest running legislation debates in Irish parliamentary history after narrowly fa(...)

Senator Michael McDowell called for a break from 2pm to 3pm to have lunch in the members’ restaurant rather than a sandwich. Photograph: Tom Honan

What time Senators take their lunch and whether it is a proper meal or a sandwich break provoked a row in the Upper House and led to two votes, one of(...)

The Knights of the Campanile society was set up in 1926 to host visiting sports clubs, and accepts 50 new inductees each year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Voting to defund the University Times (UT) newspaper in a referendum among Trinity College Dublin students was not a “proportionate or reasonable resp(...)

David Norris outside his home on North Great George’s Street in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In the mid-1970s I was running a gay disco on Parnell Square. Numbers began to fall dramatically and it turned out that two enterprising capitalists h(...)

Senator David Norris described the alleged hazing as reported by the UT as a ‘stupid Anglo American piece of nonsense which can sometimes be quite dangerous’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

High-profile members of Trinity College Dublin’s Knights of the Campanile have said they were not aware of any “hazing” rituals carried out by the soc(...)

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