It’s official. Chocolate is good for you. People who eat up to two bars of chocolate a day have a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke, accordi(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told participants at the National Women’s Council’s Feminist Futures conference: “I am here as the Minister for Justice and I’m here as a feminist.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald urged people to “throw out the stereotype” that women do not help each other as she addressed participants at (...)

He is 94 years old on June 10th. He is married to one of the most famous women on the planet (no, not Kim Kardashian) and he costs the British taxp(...)

 FIFA has made “official contact with The FA to express concerns about anti-IRA chanting during the recent fixture against Italy in Turin and with the Ireland fixture in mind.”Photograph: Getty

England football supporters who travel to the soccer international between Ireland and England at the Aviva this Sunday have been warned by the Englan(...)

The Fans’ Forum on the official website of the English Football Association is awash with real footballing issues, such as how and where to spend the golden hour from noon to kick-off at 1pm.   File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

While Irish authorities are on tenterhooks and British authorities have banned 1,300 English football fans from travelling to Dublin for Sunday’s inte(...)

 Sinéad Burke at the National Women’s Council of Ireland meeting. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The next Mary Robinson could be sitting in this room,” says Shauna Kelly, pointing at a large framed photograph of Ireland’s former president. “Robin(...)

Given that Stephanie Roche has time on her hands, we decided to give her the notional job of managing our fantasy football team.

It’s the FA Cup final this weekend. The English Premiership season has ended. The mess at Fifa rumbles on. Irish goal queen Stephanie Roche has had he(...)

The cross-over between the campaign for marriage equality and the campaign for abortion rights. Why is one winning and the other losing?

As we sat there in the dark theatre in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, they were counting the votes in the referendum on same-sex marriage down the road in the(...)

Alex White, John Lyons, Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

They are down on the ground at the Yes Equality party in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. Three rows of campaigners, legs around the person in front, (...)