‘It has taken me years to realise my physical appearance should not and does not affect my ability to do what I want to do,’ says 22-year-old Dubliner Sophie Kane. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Young women want to be leaders, but doubts about self-image hold them back, a new survey has found. “It has taken me years to realise my physical appe(...)

Actors Karen McCartney, Lisa Lambe and Sophie Jo Wasson re-enact a scene from Train at Connolly station in Dublin 2:06

‘We’ll see if any of the actors have northern-sounding accents,” Derrywoman Nell McCafferty says of Rough Magic’s latest venture, The Train. Th(...)

Rosanna Davison: ‘gluten in food should be avoided’.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2003, Rosanna Davison was crowned the world’s most beautiful woman when she won Miss World. By 2012, with dad Chris de Burgh’s blessing, Davison(...)

 Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has been subjected to sexist chanting during Premier League games. Photograph:   Mike Egerton/PA

While football authorities and clubs have actively campaigned to “stamp out racism in their sport,” they must do more to stop sexism, the British Soci(...)

Laura Wade-Gery  attends the WIE50 Power Breakfast at the London Stock Exchange. Photograph: Getty Images

Laura Wade-Gery, Marks & Spencer’s most senior female executive, chose the company’s AGM to let her colleagues know she was planning to take so(...)

Getting up to pee during the night could be ruining your relationship new research has found. Almost one in five people who have to visit the toilet a(...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

 Kathryn Nea and Amee Dunne from Sligo and USI president Laura Harmon at the USI Students for marriage equality meeting at Wood Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Political parties have been urged to take the youth vote much more seriously. “Young people do vote, so you need to represent them,” Union of Students(...)

Amy: “You can’t get comfortable because they’ll just find another way to undermine what you are doing.”

Amy* came out of an abusive relationship two years ago. She was 25 when the relationship began. I met a guy and he was really nice and I think I was (...)

Kate: “When I got pregnant things changed drastically.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Kate* is a single parent living in Dublin. She had a son at a young age. Her mother died suddenly when her son was four. She says she was “lost”. Then(...)