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Article 41.2 of the Constitution says the State “recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”. File photograph: Getty Images

An 81-year Constitutional provision prioritising women’s domestic role is set to be deleted within months. The Cabinet will on Tuesday agree to hold (...)

Rupert Everett: “I don’t think there is any point in regretting.” Photograph: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images

“I didn’t know this was going to be . . . In the Psychiatrist’s Chair,” Rupert Everett says with the slightest of flinches. He doesn’t clam up. He doe(...)

As far back as 1991 the Law Reform Commission recommended that the Constitutional prohibition on blasphemy be removed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has agreed to hold a referendum later this year to remove the constitutional provision which outlaws blasphemy. This is long overdue. (...)

When it began, Gay Byrne’s ‘The Meaning of Life’ looked like a hobby for a veteran broadcaster. He made it compelling TV

Does He exist, this divine figure we imagine? If so, how does He allow bad things to happen? And what would you say – following a long and eventful li(...)

Nobody’s fool:  Anthony Hopkins. Photograph: Ed Miller

King Lear Monday, BBC Two, 9.30pm A mad king rules over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England, and pretty soon everything descends into chao(...)

Harry, who will be problematically dressing as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Meghan Markle. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Next month Prince Harry is marrying Meghan Markle and The Irish Times doesn’t even have a royal correspondent. This is a rum state of affairs for a so(...)

Actor Stephen Fry had his prostate removed in January after being diagnosed with cancer in December, and he has said “it all seemed to go pretty well”. File photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Actor and TV presenter Stephen Fry (60) has urged “men of a certain age” to get themselves checked for prostate cancer as he revealed he has recently (...)

Producer Peter Czernin, British-Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh  and British producer Graham Broadbent (right) pose with their awards for Outstanding British Film for the film  at the Baftas at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won best film at the British Academy of Film and Television awards (Bafta) at the Roya(...)

Kylie was a mere 10 years old when she exploded into public consciousness, dancing around a stripper pole

The US reality-TV star and youngest of the “Kardashian siblings”, Kylie Jenner, has confirmed the birth of her first child. The birth notice took the (...)

Being married could help stave off dementia, according to a new study. Levels of social interaction could explain the finding, experts have said, aft(...)

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