Louise Glennon of the National Women’s Council of Ireland: “This invitation is encouraging to women, particularly those with a diversity of experience from the community and voluntary sector, from the public service, and from business.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Government plan to increase number of women on boards aided by stateboards.ie

Demon drink: While many in the heart of Dublin had heard about plans to curb cheap alcohol sales, few could get to the bottom of it. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Some people would put drink on the table quicker than they’d put food on the table’

 Beyoncé and  husband Jay Z at a basketball game in  January: both did the 22 Days Nutrition challenge  in 2013. Photograph:  EPA/Paul Buck

Make like the singer with her vegan-diet delivery service or take comfort in ‘lardy’ Liz

Andy Murray  speaks at a press conference at the 2015 Australian Open. After winning his semi-final match Murray spoke out against those who had criticised his decision to hire Amélie Mauresmo as a coach.   Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Comment: Murray’s Australian Open progress shows Mauresmo was right pick, regardless of gender

As well as penning 25 novels (she published her last, Bittersweet, in 2013), Colleen McCullough was a neuroscientist.

Sadly, sexism in women’s death notices is not an issue restricted to Colleen McCullough

Girls more likely to be poor and women take desperate measures to pay bills, seminar hears

Fat Boy Slim on the main stage during the Electric Picnic Festival in  Stradbally Co Laois in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

More acts will be announced over the coming months

Coláiste Eoin  in Stillorgan. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Group claims it was told Coláiste Eoin move was because ‘both sides’ should be heard

Anton Savage started slightly nervously on his new show, but managed to make all the right noises by the end. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Nervous broadcaster forgot to pay for parking and was clamped while on air

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