Louise Glennon of the National Women’s Council of Ireland: “This invitation is encouraging to women, particularly those with a diversity of experience from the community and voluntary sector, from the public service, and from business.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Equal numbers of women and men could sit on State boards if the website stateboards.ie does its job.Welcoming the launch of the website, Louise Glenno(...)

Demon drink: While many in the heart of Dublin had heard about plans to curb cheap alcohol sales, few could get to the bottom of it. Photograph: Getty Images

Alcohol is the topic on everybody’s lips. Most people on Moore Street, in the heart of Dublin, had heard some news, few could get to the bottom of it.(...)

 Beyoncé and  husband Jay Z at a basketball game in  January: both did the 22 Days Nutrition challenge  in 2013. Photograph:  EPA/Paul Buck

In the beginning there was everyone’s favourite consciously uncoupled ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, with her annual detox and her steam-cleaned vagina. Now, br(...)

Andy Murray  speaks at a press conference at the 2015 Australian Open. After winning his semi-final match Murray spoke out against those who had criticised his decision to hire Amélie Mauresmo as a coach.   Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

“Hopefully, one day people won’t look at gender when they hire a coach,” Martina Navratilova, all-round tennis legend and coach of Poland’s Agnieszka (...)

As well as penning 25 novels (she published her last, Bittersweet, in 2013), Colleen McCullough was a neuroscientist.

Goddess help us if a woman who has actually achieved anything ever dies.Colleen McCullough died in hospital on Norfolk Island, a small outcrop in the (...)

“The harsh reality is that you are more likely to be poor if you’re a girl,” Jim Clarken, CEO of Oxfam Ireland told a seminar at Dublin’s Mansion Hous(...)

Fat Boy Slim on the main stage during the Electric Picnic Festival in  Stradbally Co Laois in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Forbidden Fruit will return to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in the heart of Dublin for its fifth outing this May brandishing aging but still super po(...)

Coláiste Eoin  in Stillorgan. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Four workshops aimed at combating homophobic bullying were cancelled on Tuesday morning at a south Dublin secondary school. The school, Coláiste Eoin (...)

Anton Savage started slightly nervously on his new show, but managed to make all the right noises by the end. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Anton Savage kicked off the imaginatively named Anton Savage Show on Today FM with the Van Morrison ditty Days Like This. Perfect. Irish. Classic. Lik(...)

A still from the Victoria’s Secret Super Bowl advert: getting their hair and lipgloss out but leaving the rest to the imagination

It has been a week of not-so-sporting stereotypes. Women’s tennis was rocked by “twirlgate” after a courtside reporter asked top player Eugenie Bou(...)