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David Norris, left, and Geoffrey Dudgeon of the Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association. Photograph: Pat Langan

The government considered using Aids as an argument to retain laws that outlawed homosexual acts, in preparation for a case at the European Court of H(...)

Simon Harris, Minister of the year: he’s been impressively combatant, competent and confident all year. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Lovely Boy Competition: Micheál Martin The Fianna Fáil leader sashays away with our coveted tiara following a delightful performance in Cork last we(...)

Lynn Ruane with Róisín Ingle of the Irish Times on her election as president of TCD students’ union. Photograph: The Irish Times

Lynn Ruane, a single mother from Tallaght who left school at 15 and was elected president of Trinity College Dublin’s students union earlier this year(...)

Senator David Norris:  “I condemn utterly corruption but I also condemn the squalid methods employed by RTÉ in the making of that programme.”

Independent Senator David Norris has condemned what he called the “squalid methods” used by RTÉ in its investigative documentary on standards in pub(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has been urged in the Seanad to withdraw the Legal Services Regulation Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald could be a candidate for the Guinness Book of Records for 105 amendments she made to a single page of a Bill (...)

Senator David Norris: “It is a very serious charge and was leaked, I presume, by the Garda . . . it is very shocking stuff’’

Senators have strongly condemned the publication of a newspaper article on a Garda investigation into alleged abuse by a former minister. Independent(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: “It is abundantly clear that this House stands four square behind the French people in its time of national crisis”

The Seanad hit the right note. Dáil Éireann made a meal out of the occasion. Although to be fair to a lot of TDs, this was the Government’s idea. (...)

In another life I could see myself here, my head filling up with interesting facts and ideas, my admiration growing for the likes of Doyle and his ability to quote whole passages from the constitution

I’m in Trinity College Dublin for the day to revisit my short-lived third-level student life and to raise awareness of something called College Awa(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz in military gear.

The role that Irish women played during the Easter Rising will be highlighted as part of the third annual Explore Your Archive campaign, which starts (...)

Votes in the Seanad byelection are due to be counted on Friday and Labour Party nominee Maíria Cahill is certain to be elected to the seat vacated by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill has described her membership of the dissident group Republican Network for Unity (RNU) as a mistake. Ms Cahill, a candidate in the Seana(...)

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