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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday. Photograph: Oireachtas.ie

A number of founding members of the State were homosexual, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil ahead of the issuing of a formal Government apology to(...)

Trinity College Dublin says Hillary Clinton will receive an honorary degree from the university and deliver a public lecture on Friday, June 22nd. Photograph: Getty Images

Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey, the man she claimed “shivved” her in the 2016 presidential election campaign, will speak at separ(...)

Leo Varadkar, Catherine Noone and Simon Harris after the abortion referendum. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Cheers and chants greeted Leo Varadkar as he arrived at the InterContinental Dublin, the hotel next to the RDS count centre, last Saturday night. That(...)

Gregory Peck as attorney Atticus Finch, who says: ‘Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.’ Image: AP Photo

Many Junior Cycle students preparing for their State exams will be revising To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. At a crucial point, Scout says to he(...)

St Peter’s mother and baby home, Castlepollard, Co Longford. A stairs in the home led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies being taken away. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A stairs in the mother and baby home in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies(...)

Brian O’Doherty One Here Now at Sirius Cobh

The galleries at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh have to be some of the most beautiful in Ireland. The arched windows of the former Royal Cork Yacht Cl(...)

Emigrants were welcomed and cheered as they arrived in Dublin Airport last week to vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

One of the most impressive features of the massive grassroots movement driving the Yes vote on Friday May 25th was the number of Irish emigrants who c(...)

Mary Banotti: “My mother told me she’d written ‘Undecided’ across her ballot paper and I burst into tears.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For many of the women in Dublin Castle, the referendum result was the result of days, weeks or months or work. For others – some in the castle, some w(...)

“Doctors, or a majority of them, had swung, too, against the Eighth, and the public always looks to experts in such circumstances.” Above, Peter Boylan during the count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Politicians and politics are playing catch-up, following Friday’s vote. It happened before, with contraception, divorce and homosexuality. Now it has (...)

Mick Barry TD (second left), who saw his Cork North Central constituency vote by 64.02 per cent to 35.98 per cent for repeal, said that the result was a clear call for greater equality in Irish society. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government should move ahead quickly and introduce legislation to give effect to the referendum result, while opponents of repealing the Eighth Am(...)

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