People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad yesterday. The latest attacks follow a series of dramatic advances in Iraq by Islamic State fighters. Photograph: Reuters

Mursitpinar and Islamic State militants have targeted Baghdad with a wave of devastating car bombs and mortar attacks, killing at least 150 people si(...)

Dublin South West Constituency Profile: The numbers, and everyone working in the constituency, says the Dublin South-West seat is Sinn Féin’s to lose,(...)

The cut in the higher rate of maternity benefit is being cut from €262 to €230 per week

The second effective cut to maternity benefit this year and the end of the One Parent Family tax credit for have been described as “anti-woman” and “a(...)

Facebook has moved to defend and clarify its policies on gender-based hate speech amid pressure from advertisers.  Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire.

Facebook has moved to defend and clarify its policies on gender-based hate speech amid pressure from advertisers. The company said there (...)

Micheál Martin said the party would listen to the debate which would inform its policy decisions on the issue. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Resolutions confirming Fianna Fáil’s status as a “pro-life” party had overwhelming support at the party’s ardfheis. During a debate on health i(...)

Courtney Love of American band, Hole, was an extremely divisive figure within the riot grrrl movement. Photograph: Toby Melville/PA

‘Because we girls want to create mediums that speak to us. We are tired of boy band after boy band, boy zine after boy zine, boy punk after boy(...)

Egyptian women on the streets in Port Said. Groups claim women have been attacked while on demonstrations in order to discourage them from taking part. Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images

Muslim Brotherhood has held up finalisation and promulgation of a UN document dealing with violence against women, claiming it violates (...)