The world’s biggest social network Facebook has removed its ‘I feel fat’ status update option following an online campaign. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook is to drop the status update that allows users to say they are feeling fat. The world’s biggest social network is to remove the “I feel fat” (...)

 Beyoncé and  husband Jay Z at a basketball game in  January: both did the 22 Days Nutrition challenge  in 2013. Photograph:  EPA/Paul Buck

In the beginning there was everyone’s favourite consciously uncoupled ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, with her annual detox and her steam-cleaned vagina. Now, br(...)

Fat Boy Slim on the main stage during the Electric Picnic Festival in  Stradbally Co Laois in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Forbidden Fruit will return to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in the heart of Dublin for its fifth outing this May brandishing aging but still super po(...)

Anton Savage started slightly nervously on his new show, but managed to make all the right noises by the end. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Anton Savage kicked off the imaginatively named Anton Savage Show on Today FM with the Van Morrison ditty Days Like This. Perfect. Irish. Classic. Lik(...)

A still from the Victoria’s Secret Super Bowl advert: getting their hair and lipgloss out but leaving the rest to the imagination

It has been a week of not-so-sporting stereotypes. Women’s tennis was rocked by “twirlgate” after a courtside reporter asked top player Eugenie Bou(...)

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(...)