The Constitution of Ireland –  Bunreacht na hÉireann. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the words of its critics, and there have been many down through the decades, article 41.2 of the Constitution – the so-called “women’s place is in (...)

A shrine in the corner of an enclosed area on part of the site of the former mother and baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A majority of people resident near the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, would prefer that a memorial be erected there and that existing(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to seek Cabinet approval on Thursday to proceed with a referendum on the Constitutional reference to a woman’s place in the home. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government is to proceed with plans to delete the reference to a woman’s place in the home from the Constitution. Minister for Justice Charlie Fl(...)

Childminder Aideen McCormack in Ennis, Co Clare. 'As a Tusla-registered childminder, I can tell you that the current system does not cater for childminding.' Photograph: Eamon Ward

A solitary file sitting on a shelf in the Childminding Ireland office is symbolic of the starting point for an inevitable wave of change that is going(...)

Scouting Ireland: “The new governance structures, together with a new approach to safeguarding, will strengthen our organisation as we continue to serve young people across Ireland.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The membership of Scouting Ireland has overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of the organisation’s governance structures. Some 482 members voted to acc(...)

The crowd at the  Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Tom Honan

A record 60,000 people turned out for the LGBTI+ Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday, about double the previous year’s numbers, organisers said. The even(...)

Scouting Ireland are in the middle of a controversy over the handling of a rape allegation made in 2016, concerning two adults from an incident in 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The membership of Scouting Ireland have approved an overhaul of the organisation’s governance structures at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) hel(...)

Some Ministers believe Fine Gael can gain between seven and 13 seats in the next general election

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is being urged by his party to fight an election this year if Fianna Fáil does not commit to renewing the confidence and supply(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said every part of Government was whole-heartedly behind the new strategy. Photograph: Maxwells

Young LGBT people want gender neutral uniforms in schools, more gender neutral toilets and changing rooms at public facilities and a positive represen(...)

Simon Harris attends the launch of the State’s new LGBTI+  national youth strategy, in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwellphotography.ie

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for the confidence-and-supply deal, through which Fianna Fáil props up the Fine Gael-led minority Governme(...)

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