The late Victoria Wood with Boyzone members Keith Duffy (left) and the late Steven Gately in Leicester Square, London, to help launch the 1999 Comic Relief appeal. File photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Figures frm the worlds of comedy and acting paid tribute to Victoria Wood, with many stars citing her as an inspiration. Comedian James Corden said: (...)

Bridget Christie: “There isn’t a casting couch in stand-up. There isn’t even a couch. That’s why we’re always standing up”

There’s a head-turning gasp from Bridget Christie midway through our interview. “No,” she says in horror. “Oh my God. No. No, no, no, no, no.” Yo(...)

While the bot was intended to mimic the interactions of millennials, it seemed that Microsoft’s team had failed to foresee one thing: some people can be awful

On the face of it, it must have seemed like a great idea in Microsoft’s labs: build an artificial intelligence (AI) bot and let it learn from the publ(...)

Caitlin Moran: “Irish people have the ability of being able to monologue on and on and on and on”

Caitlin Moran (40) is a British journalist and author of books including the bestseller How to Be a Woman, which served as a rallying call to a new g(...)

Each week The Women’s Podcast asks listeners a question and this week, our presenter Kathy Sheridan took inspiration from British feminist and author(...)

This week The Women’s Podcast paid a visit to Áras An Uachtaráin to talk to President Michael D Higgins about the UN’s He for She movement, which hig(...)

‘My attitude towards what a “woman” is has to be inclusive, because who on earth gets to decide it isn’t?’

Mantras and philosophies aside, I have only ever lived by two practical rules when it comes to work. The first was told to me in my early 20s by a new(...)

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A migrant crawls under a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais, northern France, at the weekend. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP

If Khamis Adam had been born in Ireland or England, he would probably be running his own accountancy business - or in politics, in television or on th(...)

John Doran: ‘I’ve become what I was afraid of being when I was younger: a regular person.’ Photograph: Al Overdrive

Writing a book turned into one of the worst experiences of John Doran’s life. At first, the idea seemed relatively straightforward. He thought a de(...)