Ministers last week consented to the change, which will seek to resolve the issue that arose after the referendum approving same-sex marriage was passed in 2015. File Photograph: Getty

An anomaly in the law that prevented male same-sex couples from receiving adoptive leave and benefit is set to be resolved by legislation that has bee(...)

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins pictured at the Four Courts on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A declaration by the Supreme Court that the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) acted unlawfully towards former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins would have a (...)

“Only 0.7 per cent of programmes broadcast on RTÉ television are classified as Irish language programmes. Or, in other words, approximately 99 per cent	of programmes are in English only,” an Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill has found.

The amount of Irish language programming on RTÉ is “seriously deficient” and is in breach of the Broadcasting Act, an Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhn(...)

The revised Metrolink plan is set to include an underground tunnel beneath Leinster House which will run between the Tara Street and St Stephen’s Green stations. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The tunnelling of the underground section of the Metrolink is set to run under the Houses of the Oireachtas creating a noise akin to “a washing machin(...)

Theresa May is welcomed by the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a bilateral meeting on Brexit talks on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Good morning, If your first thought upon opening this digest was “not another Brexit spiel” you may also want to disconnect from all forms of online (...)

Simon Harris said there’s “no going back” on the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

National Children’s Hospital Consultancy companies are in the spotlight over the controversy surrounding costs for the construction of the National C(...)

John Horan: became the first GAA president to address either house of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster House is covered in protective screens, as refurbishment on the parliament building continues. They provide an opportune canvas for proclaimi(...)

President Michael D Higgins will tell an audience including the Taoiseach and descendants of those elected to the first Dáil that the country is  entering “the most difficult part of our decade of centenaries”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

President Michael D Higgins will urge people not to be afraid to “face the past” as they commemorate the most difficult centenaries of Irish history, (...)

The Dáil 100 Experience was launched on Tuesday and   showcases the history of Leinster House and the evolution of Irish democracy through the decades. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has written a letter of complaint to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl about what she says is a “notable lac(...)

A plaque marking the site of the Soloheadbeg ambush in Co Tipperary. The incident on January 21st, 1919, involved the first shots fired in the War of Independence. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Áras an Uachtaráin has declined to say why President Michael D Higgins turned down an invitation to attend an event in Co Tipperary later in January c(...)

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