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Senator David Norris. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A national housing co-operative to take over distressed mortgages has been proposed by Independent Senator David Norris. Introducing a Private Membe(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gets into the spirit of things at Dublin (P)ride! Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Stephen’s Green was a riot of glitterbeards, rainbow facepaint and all manner of colourful costumes as thousands thronged the city centre for the annu(...)

Pride parade, 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill,  The Irish Times

The Dublin Pride parade begins at 2pm this Saturday, but there are plenty of other festival events to keep you occupied. The theme this year is “findi(...)

Senator David Norris at his home on North Great George's Street. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“David, are homosexuals sick people?” “No, indeed they are not. We are neither sick, ill, pathological, neurotic nor any of these emotive terms that (...)

Joni Crone on The Late Late Show in 1980: during the 23-minute segment she never flinched, not even when asked whether her parents regarded her as “mentally deficient, or sinful or culpably ignorant”.

It’s nearly 40 years ago but Joni Crone still remembers the “whoosh” of the studio lights seeking her out and her stomach churning fear as she waited (...)

 Leo Varadkar: So many prominent roles are filled by openly gay and lesbian people   that many forget such a situation would have been unthinkable a generation ago. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On February 1st, 2009, at the height of her country’s financial crisis, Jóhanna Sigurdardottir was elected Iceland’s first female prime minister and t(...)

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

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(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar: completed review will be presented to the Oireachtas no later than September 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has one of the most progressive legislative frameworks for affirming the rights of people in terms of gender recognition, according to Ministe(...)

Garrett Sheehan   said Ireland’s automatic imposition of a life sentence for murder in all circumstances ‘absolutely needs to be looked at’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Juries conducting independent online research during criminal trials is a major problem, a retired senior judge has warned. Garrett Sheehan, who step(...)

Donál Toolan with Gordon Ryan (right): Donál’s warmth, capacity for friendship and great sense of fun was evident.
Obituary: Dónal Toolan
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  • April 29, 2017, 01:11

Dónal Toolan, a passionate campaigner for the rights of disabled people and a talented actor, presenter and journalist, has died aged 50. A gifted spe(...)

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