Sinn Féin Senator Fintan Warfield said US and British studies had found that LGBT+ people made up a significant portion of the homeless population. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

There is a lack of gender-neutral homeless accommodation to cater for transgender people, officials from the Department of Children have told the Oire(...)

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(...)

The Dorchester Hotel in London, owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has postponed his induction into a prestigious international legal academy due to the ceremony being held at a London h(...)

The Musicians Union of Ireland called on its members to attend a protest at RTÉ, organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which called for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Israel this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Palestinian rights campaigners have protested outside RTÉ against the broadcaster’s decision to participate in this year’s Eurovision in Israel. A pe(...)

‘You can bet the house’ that Peter Casey, pictured, will run for the European Parliament, and the Dáil, according to his friend Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photo Nick Bradshaw

He hasn’t gone away, you know. Peter Casey, the initial no-hoper who confounded commentators and critics by coming a strong second to Michael D Higgi(...)

The harbour at Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The people of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown are getting “a gift and a jewel” in the transfer of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour company to the county council, Mini(...)

‘There are many types of family today that I recognise as families, which unfortunately Bunreacht na hÉireann does not,’ Minister for Health Simon Harris told the Seanad on Tuesday. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for a referendum to change the definition of family in the Constitution. Mr Harris said that “men loving (...)

Sinn Féin Senator Fintan Warfield said the State ranks just 15th out of 49 countries on a European ‘rainbow map’ because hate crime legislation to protect LGBTI people continues to be conspicuous by its absence. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland is not the global leader on gay rights many think it is but ranks just 15th out of 49 countries on a European “rainbow map”, the Seanad has he(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty is expected to bring the review to Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A call has been made for the publication of a review into Ireland’s gender-recognition law. Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty is expected(...)

A supporter of Colombia reacts after the penalty shootout of the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16  match against England in Moscow. Sinn Féin TDs and Senators were supporting the South American side in the Dáil bar this week

The Oireachtas Members’ Bar was jammed on Tuesday night as TDs and Senators watched the World Cup clash between England and Colombia. Afterwards, Gove(...)

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