The Marriage Equality referendum passed with a comfortable 62.2% voting in favour. On the same day, Ireland overwhelmingly rejected the amendment to lower the age of eligibility for presidential candidates.

The recent UK general election meant that voters in Northern Ireland went to the polls. The Ulster Unionists made a surprise comeback at Sinn Féin's expense.

How many women have served in Dáil Éireann? Our new series looks at the history and trends of women being elected to the Dáil from the very beginning in 1918.