My favourite Irish writer born with ovaries is Lisa McInerney (also known as Sweary Lady). For several years, at the height of the Celtic Tiger, Sweary wrote the Arse End of Ireland blog. I read it every week, with enormous pleasure; far more pleasure than I was getting from the (knackered, backward-looking, male-dominated) Irish literary fiction of the time.

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Wales lock Alun-Wyn Jones has put in  stunning performances against Scotland and France. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Scotland and France.“He brings work-rate, energy and smartness,” added Howley, of 87 times-capped Jones(...)

Kyocera unveiled a prototype smartphone at Mobile World Congress which features a transparent solar panel below the screen.  Photograph: Getty Images

(...) to light, whether the product is switched on or off, it collects energy. Just 10 minutes of sunlight(...)

Marina Carr: “her plays are private, personal epics, heavily influenced by the Greek classics and at the same time uniquely contemporary and Irish. Marina’s work is linguistically brave and forceful, and is beautifully rendered and passionate.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

(...) energy unlike almost any other contemporary playwright. From plays like The Mai to By the Bog of Cats and(...)

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Mourners gather around coffins of members of Iraq’s government forces who were killed in fighting with the Islamic State group (IS) in the city of Tikrit, during a funeral ceremony in Iraq’s central city of Najaf. Concern mounted over the fate of civilians in Tikrit where Iraqi forces were trying to trap Islamic State group jihadists on the third day of a huge offensive to retake the city. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

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Úna Molloy works as an artist manager, booking agent, tour manager and event producer. She runs the music agency Turning Pirate and is based in Dublin. Photograph: Conor Molloy

(...), just putting absolutely every ounce of energy they have into doing a show,” explains Molloy. “That(...)

European Central Bank President (ECB) Mario Draghi delivering a speech during an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus on Wednesday. The ECB, meeting in Cyprus, is expected to keep rates on hold and probably lift growth forecasts to reflect a string of positive data surprises.  (Photograph: EPA)

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Long-term interest in Ireland: Luke Comer in the kitchen of the new Hersil Wood development in Knocklyon, Dublin 16. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 5:02

(...) also come with efficient A3 energy ratings thanks to solar panels, triple glazed uPVC windows and heat(...)

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