Friday’s vote, and Saturday’s result, generated huge interest in Germany – topping the main evening news and shattering many dearly-held if dusty cliches about the “grüne Insel” or green isle.

Germany’s opposition parties have demanded that Berlin’s grand coalition follow Ireland’s example and legalise same-sex marriage.Friday’s vote, and Sa(...)

On Friday, Ireland stopped being afraid of itself. The No campaign was all about fear — the fear that change could have only one vehicle (the handcart) and one destination (hell). And this time, it didn’t work.

The overwhelming victory for the Yes side in the marriage equality referendum is not as good as it looks. It’s much better. It looks extrao(...)

Director of elections Simon Coveney: “People recognised that Ireland needed to change.” Photograph: EPA

Saturday’s strong Yes vote is a statement that “it’s okay to be gay” in modern day Ireland, according to Minister for Agriculture and Fine Gael direct(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Mirian Daegli and Diego Cerbo. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has welcomed the strong showing of the Yes campaign in the marriage equality referendum and said it reflected the fu(...)

Belle Horgan (7 months) from Dublin at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The counting is continuing, but the smiles of all those who voted Yes are widening. The chests of Yes campaigners are being pushed out; the tears and (...)

Political reporter, Ursula Halligan, who made her personal case for a Yes vote this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For a while now, I’ve imagined how I’m going to vote in the marriage referendum on Friday. Not the X in the Yes box, but physically how I’m going t(...)

Gay and Lesbian people asking for a Yes vote on Grafton Street, Dublin. From left: David Caron, Dublin; Sandra Irwin-Gowran, Mullingar; Celeste Roche, Dublin; and John Curran and Sarah Gilligan, both  Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Yes Equality campaign has launched a new series of campaign posters which they say feature the “real lesbian and gay citizens of Ireland” from all(...)

File photograph of Prof Aidan Halligan. The noted UK-based Irish doctor has died at the age of 57. File photograph: NHS

Prof Aidan Halligan, the UK-based Irish doctor who turned down the chance to become the first head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) more than a d(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams this week with  European Election candidates Liadh Ní Riada, Lynn Boylan and Martina Anderson at the  launch of the party’s European election manifesto in  Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Gerry Adams climbs up a ladder to put up a Sinn Féin poster on a lamp-post outside Government Buildings. The party’s Dublin European election candidat(...)

Speakers Maggie O’Kane of The Guardian and Áine Lawlor of RTÉ at the Women on Air conference at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“All of us in this room are here because we know that, all too often, women in media see a ‘keep out’ sign on the door of every serious discussion,(...)

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