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Maria Nugent (left) and Denise Morrisey outside the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

When chairman Tom Arnold just after 1pm yesterday announced the result of the constitutional convention vote in favour of extending civil marri(...)

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral is already controversial in Britain, and it’s not due to take place until Wednesday. Photograph: PA Wire

At Charlie Haughey’s funeral there was a great deal of silence, and crash barriers stood at the side of the roads for the crowds that never cam(...)

The new bridge linking Burgh Quay and Marlborough Street under construction over the river Liffey in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has launched an online “urgent petition” seeking to have the new bridge on the River Liffey, currently under constructio(...)

“Same-sex statues” adorn the top of a wedding cake at a wedding specialists store in, Birmingham, England. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

At one time the law of many nations provided that a woman, when she married a man, became one of his chattels: part of his property possessions(...)

In early 1972, Tony Heffernan was outside the British embassy, then located on Merrion Square in Dublin, protesting at the massacre of civilian(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: indicated that Labour Party TDs would be prepared to vote in favour of public service pay cuts if necessary. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has ruled out further negotiations on the proposed new Croke Park agreement to cut th(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore had her support as leader of the Labour Party and he  was doing a “very strong job for Ireland”  as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has her support as leader of the Labour Party and added he was doing a “(...)

Róisín Shortall said guidlines for property tax valuation is causing widespread confusion. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There is widespread confusion in households across Ireland ahead of the property tax valuation deadline on May 1st, according to two backbench TDs.(...)

Michael Meacher MP speaks during a tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher in the House of Commons yesterday. Photograph: PA Wire

Frequently, if not always, tributes to dead politicians long-departed from office are a dreary rout(...)

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore  at the launch of its 2011 election manifesto at the Aviva Stadium. Labour “needs to refute the nonsense that it has broken its promises. It hasn’t, or at least none that matter.”

Although they won’t admit it, many Labour Party people were pretty happy until a few weeks ago. A deal on the prom notes, employment on the ris(...)

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