Stephanie Roche: “I’m happy. It’s been great. I’m not nervous. People tell me I’m in with a good shot and it’s the best goal. I’d love to go to the ceremony.”

By next Monday, the denizens at world soccer body Fifa will be down to the top three goals scored in the past 12 months. Thousands of strikes t(...)

Il primo’s head chef and manager Anita Thoma.

Anita Thoma is head chef and manager at il primo restaurant in Dublin Is food a feminist issue? “Everything is a feminist issue for me.” (...)

Mariaam Bhatti is a member of the Domestic Workers Action Group of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland.

Mariaam Bhatti is a South African who has been living in Ireland since 2010. She is studying community and youth work at NUI Maynooth and also work(...)

Ireland rugby player Lynne Cantwell. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s outside centre, Lynne Cantwell, is one of Ireland’s most capped player in women’s rugby. She lives in London where she works as a physiot(...)

Writer and broadcaster Maia Dunphy.

The new series of Maia Dunphy’s What Women Want starts on Thursday on RTÉ 2 at 10pm, when Dunphy explores food, shopping, attraction and fame I(...)

Betty Friedan: ‘It is, perhaps, beside the point to remark that bowling alleys and supermarkets have nursery facilities, while schools and colleges and scientific laboratories and government offices do not, ’ she wrote in The Feminine Mystique. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

From sultry pop stars advertising luxury yogurt with “chocolatey balls” (Nicole Scherzinger, j’accuse), to women in Tallaght having to drag buggies, b(...)

A display in Ann Summers on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s been 15 years since the Ann Summers “pleasure emporium” opened its doors in Dublin. Has the peddling of chocolate willies, vibrators, lingerie(...)

If there’s a word that makes you “cringe” (yep, that’s on the list) please cast your votes below and we’ll announce our banned word of 2015 next Wednesday, November 19th.

They’re the words that stick in your throat. The ones that leave you feeling a little dirty. The ones you’re definitely too old to use. The uncool. Th(...)

Keira Knightley: “That was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch’. Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.” Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images

Barbie has had 150 jobs in 55 years – and she’s never let her breasts get in her way.She was a teenage fashion model in 1959 and an astronaut in 1965.(...)

 Dr Andrew Rynne:  recalls that his “local parish priest called to my house. He seemed anxious to set me straight on the immorality of my behaviour. ‘Mutilation’, he muttered. I politely showed him the door.”

It may have been a long time coming, but World Vasectomy Day celebrates its first birthday today. In 2013, co-founders Jonathan Stack and Dr Doug Stei(...)