The country becomes the first in the world to introduce same-sex marriage after a national referendum, with 62 per cent voting yes.
The writer Colm Toibin says the Catholic church "has no moral authority to speak on civil matters" ahead of Ireland's gay marriage referendum.
Prince Charles is due to visit the scene of his great uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten's death today as his tour of Ireland continues.
The Prince of Wales and Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams shake hands and talk during a reception for the prince in the western Irish town of Galway.
This Friday Ireland goes to the polls to vote on the Marriage Equality Bill to decide whether to allow same-sex couples to marry with the same constitutional rights as couples of the opposite sex.
Voters in the Republic of Ireland will take part in a historic vote next week allowing the public to decide if same sex marriage can be allowed in a traditionally Catholic country, Neil Markey writes.
Parents of Karen Buckley are "absolutely heartbroken" after police confirm the human remains discovered near Glasgow are that of the missing student.
The plight of the Al-Jazeera three has focused the spotlight on the dark side of the Egyptian regime, including the case of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa.
Footage obtained by Channel 4 News purports to show a masked Continuity IRA gunman firing shots from a pistol over a republican burial plot on Easter Saturday.