Roche with her team-mates at French club ASPTT Albi.  Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images)

“I’d love people just to vote for the goal itself.” Sweeping everything else aside; her gender, her nationality, her then-amateur status, all S(...)

Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (centre), celebrates the opening of its new premises with staff members (from left) Louise Glennon, Eilís Ní Chaithnía, Rachel Doyle, Laura Moloney, Claire Kelly, Anne Gibney, Sarah Clarkin and Louise Riordan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The increased participation of women in decision-making roles is essential in any democratic society, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzge(...)

"I’m grand sure"

“Irish women say they’re ‘grand’ about a million times a day.” Comedian Tara Flynn (Irish Pictorial Weekly and Armagayddon) has taken this as the star(...)

Like our two glorious former presidents, Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has all the trappings of power and choice and autonomy, yet she has none of them. No woman is immune from our State’s desire to tell her what to do with her body, even when she is the head of that State. There is no escape from our obsession with ovaries, no matter whose ovaries they are. 
Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There’s something about Mary. And Bridget. And Ciara. And Katie. And Ngozi. There’s something about these women. There’s something about all women in (...)

Trinity College students Jennifer Gartland (left) and Angelina Cox who won a competition to name Dublin’s newest bridge after Rosie Hackett. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Today they opened the Rosie Hackett Bridge. A bridge to celebrate the life, achievements and fighting spirit of a young, working class Dublin woman. R(...)

 Pro-choice demonstrators at a demonstration in Dublin last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Menstruating is normal. Sex (of many varieties) is normal. Pregnancy is normal. Preventing pregnancy is normal. Failing to prevent pregnancy is nor(...)

Praveen and Savita Halappanavar

“It’s not the role of the State to pass judgment on who a person falls in love with, or who they they want to spend their life with.” Tanaiste (...)