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Poet Lewis Kenny writing poems on demand  for passers-by Sandra Vigier and Julie Tomaszewski. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Today marks Poetry Day Ireland, with more than 100 events around the country to celebrate our heritage in verse. One of the busiest spots will be Po(...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

Campaigns to retain or get rid of the Eighth Amendment are well under way already on the streets. Photographs: The Irish Times

This weekend, 99 men and women will meet in Dublin Castle to begin their deliberations in the new Citizens’ Assembly. The first item on their agenda w(...)

The ‘global gatherings’ to coincide with the Abortion Rights Campaign’s annual March for Choice in Dublin this Saturday have been organised by the Scarlet Brigade, an online network of Irish emigrants who are ‘scarlet for Ireland’s 8th amendment’.

As thousands of people take to the streets in Dublin this Saturday for the Abortion Rights Campaign’s annual March for Choice, satellite protests org(...)

Irish women are well aware of what is involved in making the choice to have an abortion.

The phrase “abortion on demand” has taken a central place in the debate surrounding the eighth amendment in Ireland. It is used most often by those wh(...)

The Irish Times sports journalist Carl O’Malley passed away this time last year, aged 36.

By rights, he’d show up at the desk tomorrow, manned with a coffee and a bit of mischief on his mind for a live blog of the Twickenham game. He’d be o(...)

Maeve Higgins gets into the Christmas spirit on this week’s epsiode of The Women’s Podcast. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

In this week’s episode of The Women’s Podcast, seven talented Irish writers read offer their festive reflections. Novelist Anne Enright read an excer(...)

Front: writer and comedian Tara Flynn with students Kim Cadogan from Phisboro, and Laura Hardiman from Ballymun. Back: NWCI director Orla O’Connor and author Louise O’Neil. Photograph:  Colm Mahady / Fennells

‘Be a fabulous, fierce feminist,” shouts veteran feminist and academic Ailbhe Smyth, to the audience of young Irish women gathered in Croke Park earl(...)

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Only a few months ago, I moved out of a flat that was small. It was a room . . . I called it ‘the shoebox’ and lived there for two years, but I li(...)

Joi Gordon and Sonya Lennon on Dress for Success

Comedian and writer Tara Flynn talked publicly about her abortion for the first time at an Amnesty event at Electric Picnic, but this week on The W(...)

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