Trafalgar Square on St Patrick’s Day this year. Photograph: Jay Shaw Baker/NurPhoto via Getty Images

You’d have to feel sorry for Britain. I can’t imagine being a British person having to watch this Brexit chaos unfold. Let’s all just agree that it sh(...)

The  piano which is available for all to play while waiting on the train that has been installed by Iarnrod Eireann & John Murphy in Pearse Street Train Station, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

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A Waking The Feminists event  highlights the lack of gender equality in the Abbey’s programme  in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There has been a lot of talk about Newstalk’s all-male dawn to dusk weekday schedule, which the station has been repeatedly criticised for, and rightl(...)

Sloane Stephens is a bright new tennis star

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US feminist Kate Millett in 1973 at a poetry conference in London. (Photo by Frank Tewkesbury/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

The day Kate Millett died , I was writing up some ideas for feature articles - “Revisit The Loony-Bin Trip,” was one of them. On Thursday morning, I s(...)

US president Donald Trump: Even though his incompetence is so clear, the latest figures say 47% of white men approve of the job he is doing. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

In his most remarkable and searing piece of writing since Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates last week wrote in the Atlantic about Donald Trum(...)

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar in action with St Etienne’s Saidy Janko. Photograph:  Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

It’s a hard thing to admit that you’ve fallen out of love with football. But as another season of the Premier League gears up, I can’t pretend any lon(...)

Just Eat’s go at a Full Moon Party came off like a club theming itself in preparation for a Junior Cert disco night. Photograph: Conor McCabe

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The RTE Concert Orchestra giving the crowd what they want at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On Saturday afternoon in the VIP area of Electric Picnic, where RTÉ’s studio looms facing the main stage, Dan Healy, the head of 2FM is buzzing. Last (...)