Labour leader Ivana Bacik with Máirín de Burca and Máirín Johnston at the celebration of journalist Mary Maher’s life. Photograph: Maxwells

Former Irish Times journalist Mary Maher was described as a “passionate feminist and trade unionist”, “superb reporter and editor” and “coolest granny(...)

Mary Maher was the first women’s editor at The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to the the journalist, trade unionist and feminist activist Mary Maher, who has died at the age of 81. At The Irish Times, wh(...)

Born in Waterford in 1990, Megan Nolan is an arts writer who now lives in London.

“You could tell these nights before they had started usually, some air of mischief in the room when we began to drink. We threw back the first drinks,(...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

Sarah-Davis Goff’s Last Ones Left Alive is an inventive, vividly realised feminist dystopia.

Where have all the writers gone? This year was marked by notable Irish debut novels from an engineer, civil servant and publisher, which tells us much(...)

Standish O’Grady

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Rosita Sweetman leaving the Four Courts in Dublin after her appeal was turned down. Photograph:  Collins

Author Rosita Sweetman has lost her appeal over the halting of her case against Coillte over the alleged spraying of a pesticide near her home in Co W(...)

Joanne Hayes at the Tralee inquiry in 1985. This week’s apology to  Hayes by An Garda Síochána coincided with the Dáil debate on the recommendation that the Eighth Amendment be repealed. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

“Ireland is changing mother Tell yourself, tell your sons” (from “Ireland is Changing Mother”, by Rita Ann Higgins, 2011) Women suspected of being(...)

Women on the platfrom of Connolly Station, Dublin, in 1971, prior to boarding the Belfast train to travel to buy contraceptives, which were illegal in the Republic at the time. Photograph: The Irish Times

In 1913, 100 years ago, Irish feminists were poised between two momentous events: the passage of the Third Home Rule Bill through the UK parlia(...)