Ellen Coyne

Really? This was my reaction, upon hearing that Ellen Coyne’s first book would be about her desire to return to the Catholic Church. The staunch femin(...)

Most observers feel Catherine Martin will retain her seat. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Rathdown (three seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 GP, 1 Ind It is very difficult to take anything for granted in this ferociously competitive and notor(...)

Bishop Tobin tweeted: LGBTQ “Pride Month” events “promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A tweet from a US Catholic bishop, advising parents not to let their children attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events has been described as “dispiriting” by(...)

Olivia Buckley is expected to to run for Fianna Fáil in the Dublin Rathdown constituency Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is lining up a former spokeswoman for Bertie Ahern to stand for the party in Dublin Rathdown. Olivia Buckley is expected to fill a void l(...)

Gay rights campaigner Justin McAleese aid he had a “huge problem” with the level of leadership in the Catholic Church. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Faith-based objections have no place in the secular same-sex marriage debate in Northern Ireland, the son of former president Mary McAleese said. It (...)

Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government will on Tuesday agree to introduce legislation to allow same-sex couples register both their names on their baby’s birth certificate. (...)

Master of the National Maternity Hospital Rhona Mahony said the difficulty for everyone in a court case was that “you’re pitting doctors against their patients”.

Doctors are no longer willing to go to court to defend medical negligence cases because of the legal costs involved, according to Master of the Nation(...)

Pope Francis:  organisers of the World Meeting of Families have removed his inclusive language on the family and LGBTI+ pictures from their pamphlets, and deleted references to gay families by a bishop in the catechesis. Photograph: Angelo Carconi

Earlier this month, when asked about separation between the Catholic Church and State, the Taoiseach said “I do believe in that separation, it can’t b(...)

Justin McAleese previously played a prominent role in the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015, when he spoke of his experience of growing up as a gay man.

The son of former president Mary McAleese has effectively declared his intention to stand for Fianna Fáil at the next general election, telling party (...)

A file photograph of Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, who has emerged as a potential Dáil candidate for Fianna Fáil in Cork. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Fianna Fáil is eyeing up former All-Ireland winning Cork hurling captain Seán Óg Ó hAilpín as a potential Dáil candidate and running mate for one of t(...)

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