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Lorraine Lordan (left) of Cartoon Saloon and  former  Irish rugby international Fiona Steed pictured at Network Ireland’s Celebration of International Women’s Day 2019 at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Women need to focus on building resilience and grasping opportunities, a conference held in Limerick to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday (...)

Seahorse is a sharp and funny play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland.

Women’s day is leaking. The international day, which has been around for more than 100 years, these days sees events and campaigns starting days befor(...)

Introducing US World Cup winner Hope Solo to the RTÉ panel, for me, is a massive win for the broadcaster.

A few months ago, my brother Danny called me in an absolute panic. His panic is sports related – or he’s ringing to tell me that they’re looking for a(...)

The women’s Gaelic football and Camogie All-Ireland finals have been designated as “events of major importance to Irish society” and added to the list of sporting events that must be shown on free-to-air television. At the announcement on Wednesday  were Minister for Communications Denis Naughten, Camogie Association president Catherine Neary, Kilkenny’s Miriam Fribsy, Mayo’s Sarah Rowe, and Ladies Gaelic Football Association president Marie Hickey.

Camogie, football, rugby, hockey and golf. That was the agenda for women’s sports broadcasting over the last week. Sky Sports had wall-to-wall coverag(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Cooney during practice ahead of her side’s second clash with Australia in Belfast. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Ireland v Australia, Kingspan stadium, 2pm - live RTÉ 2 and eir Sport This feels like another time, another place. “Training became more intense, p(...)

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney dejected after the defaet top France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Morale has never been so low. That is an achievement in itself by Ireland coach Tom Tierney. The ghosts of Lens 1999 seeped into the UCD Bowl last Thu(...)

Ireland captain Claire Molloy addresses the team in the huddle. Display against Australia was critically analysed by former team-mates.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This story is definitely true, it’s just the details that might be a little skew-whiff. It was years ago, no idea how many. England were playing someb(...)

Ireland’s  Eimear Considine  is tackled by Australia’s Katrina Barker a during the World Cup clash at Belfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Jenny Murphy, despite receiving medical attention three times as Ireland stumbled to a 19-17 victory over Australia, is not injured. Nor is Ailis Egan(...)

 Sophie Spence offloads to Ciara Griffin during Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Women 14 Italy Women 3 It was a collaboration of the old and the new in personnel terms that engineered a victory, one a great deal harder (...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell (second left)
celebrates the win over France in Ashbourne with team-mates Niamh Kavanagh, Joy Neville and Gillian Burke. Photograph:
Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Note to Áras an Uachtaráin: any plans to host the Grand Slam winners should be postponed for at least a fortnight. Regardless of tomorro(...)