Serena Williams of United States, hits a ball during a practice session prior to the US Open. Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

We’re not here to argue about whether women should play five sets of tennis like the men. (You makes the rules, you takes the breaks, boys.) We are(...)

 Maureen Smith with her son Seán and grandson Noah (12) at Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Children’s “freedom to roam” has completely changed over the years. They are now more supervised than ever before and their timetables and activities (...)

 Maureen Smith with her son Seán and grandson Noah (12) in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maureen Smith, 77 Growing up in Farney Park in Sandymount, Dublin 4, the street was Maureen Smith’s playground. “In winter, I was roller-skating all o(...)

Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland must invest in women if communities are to flourish, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. In a letter to Minister for Envi(...)

The Guinness Book of World Records, which has just turned 60, holds the record for being one of the most frequently stolen books from public libraries(...)

“Some women have raised with me that a solution to the rise in assault and harassment on public transport could be to introduce women-only train carriages,” says British Labour leader candidate Jeremy Corbyn.

One suspects that, for some people, anything British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn says will be a red rag to their proverbial bull. (...)

Rosanna Davison: ‘gluten in food should be avoided’.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2003, Rosanna Davison was crowned the world’s most beautiful woman when she won Miss World. By 2012, with dad Chris de Burgh’s blessing, Davison(...)

 Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has been subjected to sexist chanting during Premier League games. Photograph:   Mike Egerton/PA

While football authorities and clubs have actively campaigned to “stamp out racism in their sport,” they must do more to stop sexism, the British Soci(...)

Laura Wade-Gery  attends the WIE50 Power Breakfast at the London Stock Exchange. Photograph: Getty Images

Laura Wade-Gery, Marks & Spencer’s most senior female executive, chose the company’s AGM to let her colleagues know she was planning to take so(...)

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(...)