Marie Jones, writer of  ‘Stones in his Pocket’ which premiered at the Gaiety Theatre in  2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Each week on the podcast, the presenter Irish Times journalist Kathy Sheridan asks listeners a question. This week’s question is prompted by the re(...)

’In many ways the Abbey has inadvertently provided a platform for a conversation that’s needed to happen for a very long time’ Belinda McKeon on The Women’s Podcast. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of my concerns with a programme like this is the message it’s giving, not just to the current generation of artists, but to emerging generatio(...)

“Given the fact that women’s beauty is too important to our power, it is not surprising that some women, particularly if they’re in the public eye,(...)

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis taking Polaroid of themselves in a scene from the film ‘Thelma & Louise’, 1991. Photograph: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images

Each week on the podcast, presenter and Irish Times journalist Kathy Sheridan asks listeners a question. This week in the question was prompted by (...)

Members of Blakestown Community School in mime outfits with Tom Meagher, (husband of Jill Meagher who was murdered in Australia) a National White Ribbon Advocate, calling for an end to men’s violence against women. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

“There’s a lot of privilege that comes from the idea that public spaces are men’s spaces and they can do anything they want to you,” Tom Meagher told (...)

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Only a few months ago, I moved out of a flat that was small. It was a room . . . I called it ‘the shoebox’ and lived there for two years, but I li(...)

16/10/2015 Sculptor Ronan Halpin, Kathy Sheridan, The US Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Kevin O'Malley and Minister of State fro Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD at the sculpture which was unveiled to mark The Irish Times choosing Westport as the best place to live in Ireland. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Efforts are being made behind the scenes to ensure the historic Westport House in Co Mayo will not fall into private ownership, according to Minister (...)

Laura Kennedy, Kathy Sheridan and Una Mullally in the Women’s Podcast studio

“I have a feeling that part of the reason breast cancer awareness has been so successful is because of the marketability of sexualising it,” journa(...)

Joi Gordon and Sonya Lennon on Dress for Success

Comedian and writer Tara Flynn talked publicly about her abortion for the first time at an Amnesty event at Electric Picnic, but this week on The W(...)

Women and words: (L-R) Kathy Sheridan, Sarah Davis-Goff, Sinead Gleeson and Claire Hennessy

New York-based writer Catherine Nichols sent her new novel to literary agents under a man’s name and received over eight times the number of respon(...)