A row of crosses that make up part of a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse night club shootings in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

This month, the LGBT+ community around the world celebrates Pride. It’s a festival, an enormous street party where LGBT+ people, our friends and famil(...)

Joan Burton TD, Marriage Equality Chairwoman Gráinne Healy, Graham Herterich from The Cupcake bloke (who made the cake), Ger O’Keefe from the Yes Campaign, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties  Mark Kelly, Glen chairman Kieran Rose, executive director of Amnesty International in Ireland Colm O Gorman with supporters and campaigners for marriage equality mark the first anniversary of the passing of the referendum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Politicians mingled with newlyweds, families and Yes campaigners in Dublin Castle on Sunday as the sun shone down on the one-year anniversary celebrat(...)

In engaging with politics, young people seem more likely to engage with issues. The traditional political party structure tends to engage young people who grow up to be the type of political thinkers their parents were.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

In Fiach Kelly’s piece on ‘Bertie’s Children’ in The Irish Times in January, eight 18-year-olds were interviewed, and when asked the question “Are yo(...)

All second-level schools are being given education packs this week on tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying as part of a national campaign. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Homophobic bullying remains a major problem in Irish schools despite greater openness to lesbian, gay and transgender issues, campaigners have warned.(...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Too much. We kept repeating it to each other. By way of a greeting. Instead of ‘hello’ or ‘how’s it going?’ neither of which would cut it on this d(...)

Alex White, John Lyons, Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

They are down on the ground at the Yes Equality party in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. Three rows of campaigners, legs around the person in front, (...)

Marriage Equality: The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically ‘balance’ a discussion with an opposing view. Photograph: Getty

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically “balance” a d(...)

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