Posts Tagged ‘ Women ’



Assault has a price; from as little as €5k

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

€5,000 to attack your partner, €15k to rape a stranger. Screw with your taxes though, and you go straight to jail.




“A Constitution for all women”: The Constitutional Convention & Marriage

Sep 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Noticeboard

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and the Women’s Studies programme in UCC are hosting a meeting on the Constitutional Convention on 24th September next in Cork’s Gresham Metropole Hotel. Get yourselves there!




Fear and loathing in the Rebel City

Aug 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Fine Gael councillor and former Lord Mayor, Joe O’Callaghan, intends to introduce a motion for debate at Cork’s City Hall next month to ban wearing of burqas. Has anyone actually asked Ireland’s Muslim women what they think? Thankfully, the National Women’s Council of Ireland has.




Post-IWD: Women, know your limits!

Mar 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Just before Ireland’s new Taoiseach Enda Kenny chose his Cabinet, he watched this video:




Fucking Trans Women

Jan 12th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

First — As you could probably discern from the title, this post is about sex. If that worries you (or your employer if you’re at work ), here’s a link to some cuddly pets. Now, everyone else with me? Let’s talk about sex. Sex can be complicated. It can be especially complicated when one or […]




Real life questions remain after abortion ruling

Dec 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The recent European Court of Human Rights ruling on abortion in Ireland merely requires the Irish government to implement existing laws. The cruel realities which must be faced by some women, however, remain unaddressed and unlawful.




New Cork young women’s group

Nov 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Noticeboard

Linc (Lesbians In Cork) is pleased to announce its new Wednesday evening group, Phoenix, for women aged up to 23. If you’re young, interested in all things LGBT and in the Cork area, this one’s for you.




Lip Service live blog: The series finalé!

Nov 16th, 2010 | By | Category: The Small Screen

The final episode of Lip Service – the Beeb’s series featuring fictional Lesbians Of Scotland – airs tonight: Tuesday, 16th November 2010 at 10:30pm. Members of Gaelick will be following, tweeting, commenting, opining and (more than likely) gasping at the Sapphic thrills and spills. So, join us!




Frankie, my dear, I don’t give a Sam

Nov 11th, 2010 | By | Category: The Small Screen

So, Cat McKenzie. You say you love Sam Murray. But do you? Do you?! The dilemma: Sam or Frankie. Much like: strawberries or a plate of vomit. Or: jazz tootlings or Justin Beiber. Or: a hot cop or a feckin’ feck-up.




Stephen Fry writes

Nov 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Since last Sunday, the interwebs were all in a flurry over comments attributed to Stephen Fry. According to an article in The Observer, he is alleged to have said effectively that straight women are disgusted by straight men and by sex. When I read the article on Sunday morning, I was instantly suspicious.




Lip Service: Episode Three

Oct 27th, 2010 | By | Category: The Small Screen

Twists and turns, more naughtiness, and “exciting announcements” from the BBC: that’s right, it’s Lip Service, episode three!




SPOON Tonight!

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Noticeboard

To stir things up in Dubland, Spoon, a new night for girls and their guests starts TONIGHT in The Mezz, Dublin




Phwoar and Peace

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: The Small Screen

HAL has previously had her spake about BBC3′s Lip Service – in particular she seemed focused on that Frankie character, played by Ruta Gedmintas. Well, who I want to talk about is the character of Sam. Detective Sergeant Sam, to be precise.




Running Amach fundraiser!

Oct 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Out on the Town

Calling all non-recluse lesbians! Your social group needs you – head along to the Running Amach fundraiser this Saturday! Running Amach is the online women’s group organising scene and non-scene events around Ireland. Find your nearest lesbian jazz fans, tennis group, film aficionados and much more!




Ms Gay Ireland

Sep 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Out on the Town

For the past six months, gorgeous grrrls and luscious ladies from the four corners of our small but perfectly-formed island have been competing to represent their county in the Grand Final of the first ever Ms Gay Ireland contest. It all comes down to tonight in the Forum, Waterford at 8pm.




Fair Cops

Sep 6th, 2010 | By | Category: The Small Screen

What is it about a badge and a gun? Why does the combo turn the most intellegent, articulate of women into a drooling mass of hormones? Tough female cops are hot, there’s no way round it. They are, and hopefully will ever be, a stable of TV. But who is your favourite? Vote and let us know who your favourite TV cops are.




The Joy of Single Parenthood

Sep 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Parenting

I’m getting used to it, but there is a fine line between acknowledging that single parenthood is bloody hard work and acting like raising my son, the greatest joy in my life, is some sort of tragedy.

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