As a result of the pandemic, trick-or-treating has gone the way of many time-honoured activities which mark the seasons of the year. Photograph: iStock

When asked three weeks ago if trick-or-treating was feasible, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said it couldn’t be “a normal Halloween”. “We can(...)

Parents Matt and Jennifer with children Maitiú, Daire, Rossa, Oscar and Clara at the RIAM, Westland Row, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It’s an early start on Saturday mornings for the Mic Síomóin family in Co Meath, who are due at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) on Dublin’s We(...)

 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps had 157,000 children participating last year. File photo. Photograph: David Maher/ Sportsfile

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will discuss when and how summer camps can go ahead as part of its weekly meeting on Thursday. NPHE(...)

Irish Girl Guides visit to East Coast Bakehouse, Drogheda: with co-founder Alison Cowzer (centre) are (front) from left: Shauna Rice, Georgia Rice, Aimee Rice and Holly Jordan. Back: Sophie Cassidy, Ciara Guilfoyle, Katie Daly, Kate McMah

Entrepreneurs are getting younger, and the Irish Girl Guides are making sure their members are ahead of the pack when it comes developing a business. (...)

Girl Guides from Swords, Portmarnock and Rathfarnham at the Glow 6 Camp at Ignite 2017, where  more than 600 tents were needed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Can being a Girl Guide help develop life skills for being a woman in the 21st century? That was the big question I carried with me when I arrived at I(...)

Many of us might think that kids prefer to play on screen than play outside; it’s certainly what they tell us when they’re told to turn off their Nin(...)

Feminist campaigner and therapist Susie Orbach spoke at the Women in the World summit in London. Photograph: Simon Wagner

To ask a successful career woman about motherhood is regarded by some as demeaning. Would an interviewer, they argue, be as quick to ask her male c(...)

Model and basketball player, Emer Foley (left), with Katie Dennison and Megan Dempsey at the launch of a new programme “Free Being Me”, empowering girls through improving body confidence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Emer Foley was in third class at primary school when she began to be conscious that she was bigger than her friends. There was a weighing scale(...)

 Margaret Martin from Womens Aid says that legislation does not deal with the virtual world. Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation is urgently needed to allow younger women who have never lived with their partners to access safety or barring orders, Women’s Aid has wa(...)

Sophia Kavanagh from the Dominican College, Wicklow, shows Vera Webster what her moblie phone can do for her.

How many volunteers does it take for your child to have a local sports club? One to coach a team, another to organise matches, somebody to mark the pi(...)

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