article 23 May 2015 World, Ireland
Voters celebrate Irish gay marriage referendum result (Reuters)
Ireland votes overwhelmingly for gay marriage

The country becomes the first in the world to introduce same-sex marriage after a national referendum, with 62 per cent voting yes.

article 20 May 2015 World, Ireland
Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin: Catholic church 'neutered' on gay marriage

The writer Colm Toibin says the Catholic church "has no moral authority to speak on civil matters" ahead of Ireland's gay marriage referendum.

article 20 May 2015 UK, Ireland
Prince Charles to visit scene of Mountbatten's death

Prince Charles is due to visit the scene of his great uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten's death today as his tour of Ireland continues.

article 19 May 2015 UK, Ireland
Prince Charles and Gerry Adams shake hands
Prince Charles and Gerry Adams shake hands

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.

article 18 May 2015 UK, Ireland
Polls narrow as Ireland prepares for vote on gay marriage

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.

article 13 May 2015 UK, Ireland
Ireland prepares for historic vote on gay marriage

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.

article 16 April 2015 UK, Scotland
Karen Buckley (Facebook)
Body found at farm is missing Karen Buckley

Parents of Karen Buckley are "absolutely heartbroken" after police confirm the human remains discovered near Glasgow are that of the missing student.

post 14 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Fears for Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, behind bars in Egypt

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.

article 07 April 2015 UK, Ireland
Continuity IRA in Easter 'show of strength' - video

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.