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President Michael D Higgins signed two more pieces of legislation into law on Tuesday. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins signed two more pieces of legislation into law on Tuesday. Mr Higgins signed the Electoral (Amendment) Bill and the Plann(...)

Michael McNamara. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tomorrow the President will convene the Council of State to consider the International Protection Bill. The Dáil considered only 16 of the Bill’s 81 s(...)

“When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.” Manning stated during her 2013 trial.

What would you do if you uncovered something you knew to be profoundly wrong, something that the public had a right to know about but you weren’t supp(...)

Outgoing President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns (right): he retires later this month after six years in the post.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former Fine Gael minister of state and a former chairman of the Referendum Commission are believed to be among the main contenders for appointment(...)

Swearing in: Michael D Higgins during his inauguration at Dublin Castle in 2011, flanked by his predecessors Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese. Photograph: Maxwell

It was a Friday afternoon, two days before Michael D Higgins’s visit to France in February 2013. At Áras an Uachtaráin, in Dublin, and the Irish Em(...)

A referendum campaign poster that reads ‘Yes (Nai)’ is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads ‘No (Oxi)’ painted on it in Athens, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Supporters of Greece’s bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the ‘No’ vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum(...)

Apparently – at least as the No side would have it – gay people will fall prey to rampant broodiness the instant they get a wedding ring on their finger. Photograph: Getty Images

Peace at last!The broadcast moratorium kicks in after lunch today. And the noise will stop. You can call the glazier to get the windows repaired and y(...)

Independent Senator  Fidelma Healy Eames  at a press conference organised by the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a No vote in Friday’s marriage referendum say they are open to having another vote to provide constitutional protection for same-sex c(...)

A vehicle campaigning for a candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) drives outside a campaign rally in Yaba district in Lagos . Photograph:Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria’s Council of State has decided to stick with February 14th as the date for its presidential election, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha said(...)

President  Michael D Higgins was heckled during a school visit in Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who called President Michael D Higgins a “midget parasite” during an anti-water charges demonstration last week has made a qualified apology. Mr(...)

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