David Norris

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Mary Lou McDonald and Ciarán Quinn at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in  November 2017. Sinn Féin’s executive council, the ard chomhairle,  is expected to decide that the party should select a candidate to run against Michael D Higgins in a presidential election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin’s executive council, the ard chomhairle, meets on Saturday and is expected to decide that the party should select a candidate to run against(...)

 Mona Abdulmagid from Gaza  at a gathering of  people outside Leinster House to show support for the Occupied Territories Bill

There was sustained applause and a standing ovation in the Seanad after the Upper House voted in support of a Bill banning the importation to Ireland (...)

The Road Traffic Bill makes  it an offence for the owner of a vehicle to allow a learner driver to use the vehicle unaccompanied.

The controversial Road Traffic Amendment Bill delayed for weeks in the Dáil, has passed the early stage debate in the Seanad in just over an hour. De(...)

The crowd at the  Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Tom Honan

A record 60,000 people turned out for the LGBTI+ Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday, about double the previous year’s numbers, organisers said. The even(...)

Oliver Callan: I knew that it was wrong to be gay, and that I was undoubtedly one of these misfortunates, long before I knew anything about sex. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

I still remember the first time I heard the word “gay”. It was thousands of moons ago, in the mid-1980s. I was travelling home from school in one of t(...)

Declan Flynn, whose killers left him bleeding so severely that he died of asphyxia, essentially choking on his own blood.

Declan Flynn loved music, particularly Elvis Presley. The former Aer Rianta worker had a special bond with his Down syndrome brother Greg and loved br(...)

Brendan Fay: ‘I feel a depth of gratitude for the determined LGBT activists here and in Ireland who rose up in dark times and struggled for civil rights.’ Photograph: Ray Hegarty

“Happy Pride!” I’ll be hearing the odd greeting a thousand times. People often ask, why do you go? I tell them I march because I can. I am alive for a(...)

They’ve got gay marriage, can’t they just get on with it now? This, and similar sentiments start to swirl around the edges of a certain kind of conver(...)

This week the Government issued a formal State apology to the victims of the anti-homosexual laws that were finally repealed 25 years ago. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

A formal State apology like the one delivered this week by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to the victims of the anti-homosexual laws that were (...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

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