Caitlin Moran

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Sara Pascoe: “Culturally even, you have shows like Friends or Sex in the City that are imbibed along with like fairy stories, which are all about The One.”

The day after her book launch party, Sara Pascoe is unexpectedly spritely. It helps that she looks the part, with pastel pink hair, a brightly pattern(...)

Have we been here before? Love Island’s Irish star Maura Higgins with fellow contestant Curtis Pritchard. Photograph: ITV.

High on sunshine, Love Island broadcaster ITV has responded to the success of its Majorca-based baby by announcing that next year it will have two – W(...)

From left:  Katelyn Hart, Miruna Toma, Anna Piela, Andreea Sandy, with Casey Ralph and Geri Dornan, look over the Leaving Cert English paper at Mount Carmel Secondary School,  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This year’s higher level English paper one challenged young people to think critically and creatively, according to teachers. For the second year run(...)

This year’s ordinary level Leaving Cert English exam focused  on the selfie and social media. Photograph: iStock

State exams body is down with the kids You might not assume that the suits who devise Leaving Cert exams have their finger on the pulse of cutting-ed(...)

A Clockwork Orange: Ronnie Barker’s Porridge offered more biting satire

There are no sacred cows. Once something gains such status it has begun to atrophy. You may as well sling it in a gallery and put a red rope around it(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May arrives  in Brussels on the first day of an EU summit focused on Brexit. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

A petition calling for the UK government to revoke Article 50 crashed the official petitions website after Theresa May appealed to EU leaders for a de(...)

Not all men are relishing the self-awareness they’ve had to develop in the wake of a year of stories of sexual abuse, harassment and systemic misogyny. Photograph: iStock

A number of surveys in recent months – mostly in the US, but bear with me – suggested that some men may be in the throes of a post #MeToo meltdown. In(...)

Monday, November 19th is International Men’s Day. As British commentator Caitlin Moran recently observed, we frequently discuss the downsides of being(...)

Maeve Binchy at home in Dalkey, Co Dublin,  in September 2006.

“Men like fat, cuddly women. Men like women without make-up. Men like women in midi-length clothes. Everyone looks better in summer than winter. Pregn(...)

Laura Kirk and Laura Gallop of the Berkamsted Revisited podcast

Whether you went to school ten or fifty years ago, one truism endures: those few short years stay with you forever. In the case of twentysomething&nbs(...)

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