Portmarnock golf club has voted to allow female members for the first time in its 127-year history. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Was it for this that Emmeline Pankhurst agitated and argued on behalf of women’s social and political rights? Did the Moss Side revolutionary dream of(...)

September 1968: Dubliner Joan O’Connell, addresses  Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool  on a motion on equal pay for equal work, which she described as “undoubtedly the oldest wage claim of the trade union movement”.

In September 1968 Joan O’Connell, a Dublin trade unionist, made an impassioned speech at Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool. She was speakin(...)

She made a lingering impression with her solo piano debut album in 2017, but now Una Keane has expanded her musical palette. Well, somewhat. The Dubli(...)

Timi Nicholson has reduced her family's plastic waste for the whole month to a single glass jar. Photograph: Laura Hutton

THE SHEER SCALE OF THE CHALLENGE MAY SEEM DAUNTING, BUT MORE AND MORE HOUSEHOLDS ARE REDUCING THEIR WASTE. IF WE ALL JOIN IN, THAT MAKES REAL CHANG(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Image courtesy of the National Print Museum

A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Eric Hobsbawm, the late eminent left-wing historian, and took the opportunity to ask him what he belie(...)

Chris O’Dowd stars as Miles Daly in Get Shorty, which  is loosely based on the Elmore Leonard model

Raised by the Village Monday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm What do you do when your troublesome teen is getting out of hand and heading down a delinquent road? Se(...)

AJ Pearce: Echoes of the innocent antics of ‘The Four Marys’ abound

In her witty, deceptively simple debut, AJ Pearce conjures up a world of courage and perseverance that seems sadly alien to modern life in the West. S(...)

Purple hearts: the film Suffragette

Today is International Women’s Day, a century-old tradition that – now we have Twitter, Facebook and a dedicated feminist media – men cannot pretend (...)

The great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Dr Helen Pankhurst, Gemma Arterton and the great-great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Laura Pankhurst take part in a march in central London to mark International Women’s Day. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina will mark International Women’s Day on Sunday afternoon with a reception for over 100 Irish sportswom(...)

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