Outspoken Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has said the only reason his Facebook cover image is a picture of his dog instead of by-election candidate Bobby Aylward is because "she shows great loyalty to me".

Man's body found in Limerick

The body of a man has been found in Limerick City.

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Toddler dies after West Cork farm accident

A toddler has died following an accident on a farm in West Cork.

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FF look set for by-election win after Aylward pulls ahead to 28%

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks set to win his first by-election at the seventh time of asking.

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62.4% vote Yes for marriage equality

A national declaration is expected within the next two hours as results continue to show Ireland has voted Yes to marriage equality.

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The #MarRef in quotes

The vote to enshrine gay marriage in the constitution has been heralded as a new era with tears and joy.

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Mullen: We are all committed to equal respect and dignity for gay people

Leading campaigner against same sex marriage Ronan Mullen has said everyone on the No side is committed to equal respect and dignity for gay people.

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Toddler in hospital after farm accident in Cork

A toddler has been airlifted to Cork University Hospital after a farm accident in West Cork earlier.

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'Kate, I don't want to waste another minute of my life without you as my wife': Limerick woman proposes as Yes vote comes in

Limerick has said Yes to the marriage referendum and so did one local woman who was surprised with a marriage proposal, just seconds after the final tally result ...

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Final tally in Carlow-Kilkenny

The final tally in Carlow-Kilkenny gives Fianna Fáil's Bobby Aylward a 28% share of the vote.

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Gilmore welcomes 'day of liberation'

A "day of liberation for gay people in Ireland" has been declared by former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore amid expectations of a strong Yes vote in the marriage equality ...

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Gardaí analyse Tipperary crash site

A technical examination is being carried out at the scene of a fatal crash in Tipperary.

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Yes Equality: A silence has been broken forever

Yes Equality Cork has said its members always knew today's vote would end in tears, and today they know "what kind of tears they are".

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Fears for FF who hold slim by-election lead

Fianna Fáil may not be far enough ahead on first preference votes to see off a transfer-based challenge from other parties in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

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McGrath: It could have been worse for No side

Independent TD Mattie McGrath was one of few Oireachtas members to declare himself a No voter in the referendum and said today he “never expected” the No side to ...

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#MarRef makes an impact worldwide

Not only is the hashtag trending globally, it has also made headlines in several different countries.

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Taoiseach: Referendum 'shows the importance of politics'

Ireland is set to enshrine the right to gay marriage.

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Tallies indicate a major Yes vote for Marriage Referendum

Ireland has voted for marriage equality becoming the first country in the world to allow same sex marriage after a vote of the people.

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No group: Media and State didn't represent third of the population

People are queuing to get into the square of Dublin Castle to witness the referendum result later.

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Tipperary Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man found dead in his car

A man in his 20's has been killed in a road incident in County Tipperary.

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Kelly: Older generation voted in favour because it's about fairness

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has described today as “a fantastic day” and said it was “amazing” that Ireland is becoming the first country to approve ...

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Rural and urban areas showing support for Yes vote

The early tallies in the marriage referendum suggest Ireland has voted Yes.

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FF candidate leading race for by-election seat

The first tallies from the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election are starting to roll in.

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Norris: Gay people will be equal in this country

Senator David Norris, one of the key figures in having homosexuality decriminalised in the 1990s, has said the result of the Marriage Equality referendum is " wonderful". ...

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FF and FG candidates share early lead in by-election

Counting is well underway in the by-election in Carlow-Kilkenny.

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Early signs indicate a Yes to marriage equality

The first indications from the Marriage Referendum count are showing a strong Yes vote.

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Updates: Ireland decides

Early indications show a strong Yes vote for same-sex marriage in urban areas as the count goes on for the Marriage Equality Referendum.

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Man to appear in court in connection with attack on Gardaí

A man is due to appear in court charged in connection with an attack on three Gardaí in Louth.

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Man's body found in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a man in his 30's on Steelstown Lane in Rathcoole at approximately 2.50am ...

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Counting begins for referendum

Boxes are now being opened across the country and the ballots are being separated in the 43 constituencies around the country for the Marriage Equality referendum.

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GPs being monitored by Commission over free care for under 6s

The National Association of General Practitioners says it has been warned that the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is monitoring the organisation.

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'Distraught' staff turn up for work at Dunnes outlet due for closure

Workers at Dunnes Stores in Gorey, County Wexford, have turned up for work this morning, despite the closure of the retail outlet on Thursday.

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Dublin Castle to host 2,000 people to witness referendum results

Members of the public are being invited to witness the results of the referendums at Dublin Castle today.

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Cork give Tóibín freedom of the city

Niall Tóibín has been awarded the freedom of Cork city.

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Man continues to be questioned in connection with fatal prison stabbing

A man in his 30's remains in custody following his arrest in connection with the death of an inmate in Cork Prison last weekend.

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Workers to turn up at Gorey Dunnes outlet due for closure

Workers at Dunnes Stores in Gorey, County Wexford, are turning up for work this morning, despite the closure of the retail outlet on Thursday.

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Gardaí question man after three officers injured in Louth

A man in his 30's is being questioned after three Gardaí were injured in County Louth yesterday morning.

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Tens of thousands to get wrong water bills

Approximately 100,000 households are expected to receive incorrect Irish Water bills.

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Record turnout reported as counting due to start for referendum

We will know in a matter of hours if Ireland has made history and become the first country in the world to vote for marriage equality.

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Eurovision And the Marriage Equality Referendum

While Ireland’s failure to qualify for the Eurovision final this week is surely disappointing, there is another vote currently affecting the country in which the ...

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Broadcasters take to social media as referendum media blackout ends

As the media blackout on referendum reporting ended at 10pm tonight when the polling stations closed their doors, some broadcasters swiftly took to social media ...

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