62% of voted in favour and 38% against same-sex marriage in the referendum

Same-sex marriage vote 'defeat for humanity'

08.54 The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum.

Justice for Magdalene has said the RWRCI cards are long overdue

Magdalene survivors can still apply for redress

25 May Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch has said there is still time for women who have not accepted the State's Magdalene laundries redress scheme to apply for the plan so they can avail of special medical cards.

14% of children in direct provision were referred to Tusla compared to 1.6% for the general child population

Concerns over direct provision Tusla referrals

25 May HIQA has said it has "grave concerns" about the "significantly higher" number of children in direct provision centres referred to Tusla compared to the rest of the child population.

Some people have objected to the presence of bibles at polls

Bibles at polling stations for 'swearing oath'

22 May After reports of objections at some polling stations this morning to bibles being on display, the Department of Environment has said they are for use in cases where a presiding officer asks a voter with no identification to swear an oath.

Tusla said there were a total of 743 case files

Tusla completes audit of discovered files

22 May The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, says it has completed an audit of social work files in Laois-Offaly following the discovery of hundreds of previously unidentified files earlier this month.

Charlie Flanagan said Ireland has taken a share of migrants already and the minister for justice has agreed to double that intake

Ireland will 'do its fair share' in migrant issue

18 May Ireland will "do its fair share" when it comes to taking in migrants and will "live up to its responsibilities in whatever final plan is put into effect, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said.

One report expressed concern that institutional practices might have a direct negative impact on the lives of residents

HIQA concerns over Co Kildare centres

19 May HIQA has expressed concerns over two separate centres for people with disabilities in Co Kildare, highlighting issues in several areas including social care and safety.

Tusla will continue to give €1.6m  a year to Accord for marriage counselling

State funding for all pre-marriage courses cut

13 May State funding was stopped last month for all pre-marriage courses, including those run by Protestant and secular organisations, the statutory Child and Family Agency, Tusla, has said.

A large number of migrants are Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority from Burma

Several thousand migrants adrift in Asian seas

12 May Several thousand migrants, many of them hungry and sick, are adrift in boats in southeast Asian seas and governments of the region must rescue them quickly to avert a "massive humanitarian crisis", the United Nations has warned.