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A review of sex education in schools has been launched. Photograph: Getty

One in five young people think internet pornography is a “useful” source of information about healthy sexual relationships, a poll of young people ind(...)

British Brexit Secretary David Davis has claimed Sinn Féin’s growing influence in the Republic has pushed the Irish Government into taking a harder-than-expected stand in the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s growing influence in the Republic has pushed the Irish Government into taking a harder-than-expected stand in the Brexit negotiations , Br(...)

TJ Reid: series of impressive performances helped drive new-look Kilkenny to another league title. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s only two years ago that TJ Reid balked at comparisons between himself and Henry Shefflin, his club mate and former Kilkenny colleague. “I’ll nev(...)

Martin Keoghan: “He’s a very underrated player, massive energy levels and work-rate, abrasive in the tackle, high-octane and a real Brian Cody player.”  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Watching Kilkenny against Wexford last weekend, I had to laugh to myself at some of the things they were trying. The tactical shift going on in this (...)

A gallows and saloon in an old American western town.  Social media is  the wild west of electioneering

Social media is not bad in itself, just like the telephone or television or email isn’t in itself bad. But the way it has come to be used by some peop(...)

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger, who had earlier raised the high-profile rape case in Belfast: “Consent should be looked for. It should be actively sought and not assumed,” she said.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sex education in many schools involves warning girls not to have sex and failing to teach boys about consent, the Dáil has heard as a new Bill to guar(...)

The decision was announced to cheering students during a lunchtime protest organised by the #TakeBackTrinity campaign.

Trinity College Dublin has decided to drop plans for the introduction of supplemental examination fees after a campaign led by students, which said th(...)

Danny Healy-Rae asked: “What about the lovely, big families that were reared around my neck of the woods?” Photograph: Alan Betson

A number of elements become clear as one watches, or reads the Dáil debates on the abortion referendum Bill. Firstly, everybody says that they want a (...)

Wexford warm up ahead of their game with Tipperary last month. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The week before Waterford played Wexford at the end of January, Derek McGrath gathered his players together and named his team. And before he let them(...)

Seán O’Shea: strong, square-shouldered and always willing, he has been the focal point of Kerry’s attack playing at centre-forward. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eight minutes into Kerry’s game against Monaghan three weeks back, they were in danger of losing sight of their opposition just as surely as we were i(...)

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