The Cassidy family pictured at the Rotunda Hospital: parents Kevin and Veronica with their quintuplets Conor, Amy, Cian Rory and Dearbháil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:59

Multiple pregnancies are tricky, says current Master of Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital Sam Coulter-Smith.“Generally speaking, triplets getting to 32 weeks (...)

Senator Ivana Bacik with Safe Ireland researcher Simone George and chief executive Sharon O’Halloran at the launch of The Lawlessness of the Home report. The study’s recommendations include making domestic violence a crime, ensuring consistency in the application of the law and making “pockets of good practice” the norm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The courts need more resources to deal with cases of domestic violence, former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has said.She was speaking at (...)

Former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton, hold their granddaughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky after their daughter Chelsea Clinton gave birth in New York in September. Photograph: Jon Davidson/Reuters

#GrandmothersKnowBest . Yes they do, Hillary Clinton, yes they do. Clinton was using her sixth tweet of 2015 to get people to vaccinate their kids. (...)

Director Frank Berry with pupils (from left) Jordanne Jones, Ross Kelly, Warren Caulfield, Ross Geraghty and Nikita Rowley, all of whom appeared in the film I Used to Live Here at Killinarden Community School, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It’s a special morning in Killinarden Community School in Tallaght, Co Dublin. The sun is shining on the mountains, the school uniforms are as neat(...)

 Mary McAleese who, along with Mary Robinson, a few suffragettes, Constance Markievicz and Grace O’Malley, stumped  Ella Hassett when she was asked to name 10 Irish women who had made a mark on history

Last year a colleague asked Ella Hassett to name 10 Irish women who had made a mark on history. The Trinity College library assistant, who has a maste(...)

Ireland fans Neil Cotter and Mark May from Glasnevin with Polish fans in Poznan during Euro 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Next Sunday night, the Republic of Ireland take on Poland in a Uefa European Championship qualifier in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. It is the perfect momen(...)

 Katha Pollitt: “At least one in three women will have an abortion in her reproductive life.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“Guns are something associated with men and their power, and abortion is something associated with women and their power. So guns are great because t(...)

Events on Ramsay Street, home to Australian TV series Neighbours, have been chronicled for 30 years. The show has been a launch pad for the careers of  Kylie Minogue, Margot Robbie and Jason Donovan.

So, Neighbours is 30. Yes 30. Try not to think about it too deeply. We forgot, you never thought about it too deeply. That’s how the Australian soap h(...)

Artist Eamonn O’Neill pitched four ideas to Google for the Doodle. “I just wanted it to be simple,” he said. Google chose O’Neill’s first suggestion, of shamrocks playing traditional Irish musical instruments, including a bodhrán. Illustration: Eamonn O’Neill/Google

Irish artist Eamonn O’Neill has created the “Google Doodle” for St Patrick’s Day. Although the team at Google has gone green for St Patrick’s Day befo(...)

A passersby picks up free flowers at the Cath Kidston flower cart in central Cardiff ahead of this Sunday’s Mothers Day. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

So you’re celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday are you? Actually, you’re probably not. Mother’s Day, like hot dogs and baseball, is an American c(...)