The men of our parliament have it in their hands to make 2015 the year Ireland stood up for all of its women. Photograph: Getty Images

To paraphrase our own Edmund Burke – it is time for ‘good men’ to do something

Returned emigrant Tom Lawlor: ‘I’ve never felt any homophobia. I’ve never felt that my relationships have been judged differently from those of my peers.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Yes result in next year's same-sex marriage referendum would herald a positive shift in attitudes, say visiting LGBT Irish peopl(...)

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Roche with her team-mates at French club ASPTT Albi.  Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images)

Fifa Puskás Award nominee has received plenty of plaudits but so far little else

Jennifer Hosten of Grenada (left) was Miss World 1970. Megan Young of the Philippines (right) is the reigning Miss World. Spot the difference in our 1970 - 2014 picture show (below). Some things really don’t ever change. Illustrations: Paul Scott

Competition now has ‘added tests of intelligence and personality’

Marriage Equality: The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically ‘balance’ a discussion with an opposing view. Photograph: Getty

National Union of Journalists calls on authority to review its notes over marriage equality

 Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel walks the runway past  Hozier during the 2014 Victoria’s Secret fashion show at Earl’s Court exhibition centre yesterday in London. Photograph:  Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

What was the Irish pop star thinking performing at the Victoria’s Secret show?

Tom Meagher and Mary Robinson photographed at a seminar organised by the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (ICGBV) today in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix.

Tom Meagher warns seminar of ‘anti-feminist misconceptions’ among men’s rights groups

Former President Mary Robinson. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Mary Robinson and Tom Meagher among those addressing seminar

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