Ann Lovett

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Sarah Browne: Report to an Academy (2016),  HD video 28 minutes. Courtesy: the artist

What should “equality” really mean for women? One argument suggests it demands support for women to achieve the same as men. Why is support required? (...)

Gay Byrne: as he  passed through the Pearly Gates, he was probably still asking “Why?” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/PA

During my seminary days at the Irish College Rome, which largely coincided with the Second Vatican Council, I had a line to say in one of the plays we(...)

Gay Byrne and his wife, Kathleen Watkins in 1993

Was Gay Byrne a feminist? It was his fellow RTÉ presenter, Miriam O’Callaghan, who put this intriguing theory before the nation on Tuesday night, dur(...)

Gay Byrne in 1979: He was everybody and no one. File photograph: Eddie Kelly

In September 1993, I went on Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show. I had been writing in The Irish Times about Stay Safe, a schools programme designed to give c(...)

 Gay Byrne’s great strength as a radio host was his capacity to listen: his listeners   trusted him with secrets they would not share with their nearest and dearest. Photograph:  Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Lest there be any doubt just how deeply woven into Irish life Gay Byrne’s persona was, just listen to Tico’s Tune by Manuel and the Music of the Mount(...)

The year 1984 became notorious for a number of stories involving women, pregnancy outside marriage, and their treatment by society, church and State(...)

The winners of last year’s NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards at Dublin’s Mansion House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw: The Irish Times.

The National Lottery is to sponsor the annual NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards for a further three years. Tim Vaughan, former editor of the Irish(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

“When the Headmaster said he was getting a better Teacher, I didn’t think she would be this qualified”

In 1986, when I was at secondary school, the picture above was how the Student Yearbook & Career Directory chose to illustrate its advice that som(...)

Campaigners  Tara Flynn, Lucy Watmough and Róisín Ingle celebrating in Dublin Castle after the landslide Yes vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On Friday, May 25th, just as the polls were about to close across the country, I was sitting in a pub in Donnybrook with campaigners and friends (...)

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