“Domestic violence is a serious crime, one that can result in stress, short- and long-term trauma, physical injuries and, in extreme cases, homicide,” the director of Women’s Aid Margaret Martin  said

The killing of Garda Tony Golden in Co Louth was a terrible reminder of the consequences of domestic violence, the director of Women’s Aid has said(...)

Glorious migrants: Chris O’Dowd and Nick  Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy are glorious migrants. Both have recently relocated, with their families, to Los Angeles. Both are aware that the plan(...)

The PG Tips chimps may have shared a pot of tea, but on the whole, it is humans who are born to be kind, behaviour which is “spectacularly unusual when compared to other animals”, according to the journal Frontiers in Psychology

With apologies to M People, what have you done today to make you feel kind? Did you let the woman with the buggy get on the bus in front of you? Did y(...)

Holly Madison at the Playboy Club in 2010. Photograph: Denise Truscello/WireImage

So Playboy magazine, now 62 years in its stockinged feet, is making its stars cover up. Why? Well … “you’re now one click away from every sex act imag(...)

‘It has taken me years to realise my physical appearance should not and does not affect my ability to do what I want to do,’ says 22-year-old Dubliner Sophie Kane. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Young women want to be leaders, but doubts about self-image hold them back, a new survey has found. “It has taken me years to realise my physical appe(...)

Women’s Aid launches its Don’t be Afraid campaign . Pictured are TV£’s Elaine Crowley and Margaret Martin from Women’s Aid. The campaign encourages women living with domestic abuse to speak up and call the helpline on  1800 341 900. Photograph: PAul Sharp/Sharpix

Women’s Aid’s telephone helpline for women facing domestic abuse will offer a 24-hour, seven days a weeks service from next January. “We know how impo(...)

Members of Boat to Vote, a group of Irish people returning from London to vote in the referendum in Dublin last May. Photograph: Dave Meehan

They say that youth is wasted on the young. What a load of rubbish. It seems like some of us have been waiting for generations for your youthfu(...)

Actors Karen McCartney, Lisa Lambe and Sophie Jo Wasson re-enact a scene from Train at Connolly station in Dublin

‘We’ll see if any of the actors have northern-sounding accents,” Derrywoman Nell McCafferty says of Rough Magic’s latest venture, The Train. Th(...)

File photograph of Jackie Collins who has died aged 77 after a   battle with breast cancer. Photograph: PA

Can “filthy and disgusting” be bettered as an epitaph? Maybe not. Jackie Collins, who passed away from breast cancer in LA this weekend, was thus des(...)

Are women funny? Over to you, Bridget Christie. The award-winning comedian, who took the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award home in 2013, has received ra(...)