Long-running childcare issue: Some of the participants in the National Women’s Council of Ireland march to the Dáil in 2002 demanding childcare benifits. Photograph Paddy Whelan

Affordable childcare must be made available if women are to pay a full part in public and civil life, the National Women’s Council of Ireland has said(...)

Getting up to pee during the night could be ruining your relationship new research has found. Almost one in five people who have to visit the toilet a(...)

Rose of Tralee: “The Roses are clever, talented, funny, inspirational and generally gorgeous”.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh

True story... A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away my youngest sister was visiting me in Dublin. There was no such thing as cable TV and with a(...)

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Speaking of Imelda – a direct-action feminist performance group that operates from England – have turned up in Tralee to make their own contribution t(...)

Orla O’Connor: “When women are selected, they get elected.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour, Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are on course to reach a legally required quota of women candidates for the next general election and retain their ful(...)

Parents with children who are expecting their Leaving Cert results on Wednesday should talk to their offspring about the risks associated with alcohol(...)

Dr Abigail Moore said: “At the age of four, I would be strongly discouraging them [pacifiers]. It’s not bad parenting and the damage can be reversible, but after two it is more difficult. Mind you, poor old Victoria Beckham.”  File photograph: Getty Images

Harper Beckham is causing controversy with her use of a dummy. The four-year-old daughter of fashion designer Victoria and former footballer David, w(...)

The late Ted Heath: one of 76 British politicians investigated for possible child abuse. Photograph: Peter Jordan/PA Wire

Who? Edward Richard George Heath was prime minister of Britain from 1970 to 1974. During that time, his biggest troubles were unemployment, the min(...)

 Ciarán Hussey in Mongolia. Hussey is cycling home from Japan with his girlfriend Laura McMorrow.

What better way to make your way back from Japan to Ireland than by bicycle? Most people may not be too keen on the idea of cycling over 10,000km,(...)

You are only centimetres from a breast. Wherever you are. We are bombarded by them. And breasts are such a sensitive area. Arguably, the pr(...)