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Senator David Norris said he had been contacted by the former elder of the church, who married his partner after the passage of the marriage equality legislation. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A decision of the Presbyterian Church to depose an elder after it emerged that he had married his male partner has been described as “extraordinary” a(...)

The aftermath of a large fire in the multi-storey parking facility of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork. Photograph: Cork City Fire Brigade/PA Wire

Demolition work has begun at Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork which was gutted by fire in August, causing €10 million in damage. The centre i(...)

Leo Varadkar with Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel in Cheshire. Photograph: PA Wire

Leo’s green and pleasant performance in Cheshire should boost flagging spirits in Fine Gael, where the mood is not as chipper as some would like it to(...)

 Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey  was asked to refund  €1,977.11 following the audit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TDs and senators had to refund almost €10,000 in expenses this year after an audit found they could not provide supporting evidence to justify claimin(...)

The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s pet project. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Expect fireworks in the Seanad on Tuesday when the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is up for debate again. Next week marks the first anniversary(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Limerick   voted in favour of a directly-elected mayor. Photograph: Getty Images

Voters in Cork and Waterford have narrowly rejected a proposal to have a directly-elected mayor, but voters in Limerick have accepted the plan that wi(...)

Yoga is now a central  part of the school day in some primary schools. Photograph: iStock

When Mary Casey, a teacher at Ballinora National School in Co Cork, arranged for a yoga teacher to visit her class, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Y(...)

Former FAI CEO John Delaney pictured this week after a meeting with the board of the FAI. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The bunting will be out next Saturday in Castleisland for the official opening of the much-anticipated Georgie O’Callaghan Park. But will John Delane(...)

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(...)

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