A year on, vastly different education reforms are agreed

Some six years after the idea of junior cycle reform was floated, there has finally been an agreement, writes Education Correspondent Niall Murray


Time to decide: 10 reasons to vote YES and 10 reasons to vote NO

With less than a day until polling stations open, it’s time for the undecided voters of Ireland to face the facts. We asked two campaigners to explain why you should vote yes, and why you should vote no.

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Marriage Equality Referendum: ‘It’s about us. It’s not going to affect anybody else’

“I’ve been going door to door for the last six weeks asking strangers if it’s ok for me to marry my girlfriend.”


Have your say: What our readers are saying about the Marriage Equality Referendum

You’ve read our reports and editorials on tomorrow’s same-sex marriage referendum. Now it’s time for your voice to be heard

Sinn Féin by-election candidate Kathleen Funchion with Liz Kealy in Gowran. Picture: Pat Moore

Byelection: Water an issue, says Sinn Féin

“I’m not really sure where he’s canvassing, but he’s certainly not canvassing in Carlow-Kilkenny if that’s the response. Water is definitely coming up, and it’s crazy for him to say it isn’t,” said Sinn Féin candidate Kathleen Funchion yesterday.


Byelection: Big Phil still casts a shadow

Throughout the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection right now, there is a large shadow hanging over the race. So big it comes all the way from the Office of the EU Agriculture Commissioner in Brussels.

Sarah Gilligan, Sandra Irwin-Gowran, David Caron, John Curren, and Celeste Roche ask their fellow Irish citizens to give them equal access to constitutionally protected marriage in Friday's referendum.

Marriage is a right for all of our people

Friday’s marriage referendum is an opportunity for the electorate to cast its vote for full and equal rights for anyone wishing to be married, says Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney 


People who disagree with the yes vote are being bullied

If we vote yes on Friday, we will be replacing one form of criminalisation with a new form of criminalisation, writes Independent senator Jim Walsh 


Personality, not policy, to forefront of electioneering

On the face of it, Fianna Fáil and Renua Ireland have little in common.


Policing Authority will be independent, new chief pledges

Policing Authority chief Josephine Feehily has pledged to exercise the independence of the agency to the “fullest extent” permitted under its legislation.