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# gimme the goss
Why surprise celebrity gossip is the best celebrity gossip
Give me all the secret babies and secret weddings.
# shout her name
Forget Louis CK - it's time to start supporting and shouting about the women who make you laugh
Shout her name!
# Rose of Tralee
It's time to admit that the Rose of Tralee's idea of womanhood is simply irrelevant in 2018
There’s more to us than tea and gúnas.
# swipe right
6 celebs who have used Tinder to find lurve
What was their experience on Tinder like.
# love handle island
Why Flyefit's 'Love Handle Island' ad campaign is so toxic and harmful
Escape Love Handle Island? We’ll stay right here thanks.
# summer bops
What is this year's Song of the Summer? Here are the contenders
Will Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa reign supreme? Or will Drake take the crown?
# repealed the eighth
'The next generation will grow up in a more humane and decent Ireland than the one we have known'
Ireland did good.
# repeal the 8th
Why influencers are to be commended for speaking out on #RepealThe8th
Marissa Carter, Pippa O’Connor, Suzanne Jackson and Joanne Larby have all spoken out this week.
# queen bey
Why Beyoncé is the 'artist of my life'
On being a fan of Beyoncé for the best part of two decades.
# love you emily
Why Emily Blunt is the most underrated film star of her generation
Love you, Emily.
Here's why I am obsessed with Hugh Grant's extremely eventful 2010s
He has had *five* children in seven years.
Finally! Call Me By Your Name is an Oscar-nominated movie that normalises LGBTQ love
Spoilers inside.
# Jennifer Aniston
It's high time that the tabloids stopped bullying Jennifer Aniston
There’s a ridiculous double standard for men and women.
# king of cool
For everyone perplexed by those radio ads calling Michael Bublé 'The King of Cool'
You what?
# outlandish
It's high time Caitriona Balfe got the kudos she deserves at home in Ireland
“Balfe has made it from Tydavnet to Tinseltown and become an international phenomenon. If that’s not worth celebrating, then I don’t know what is.”
# sit down be humble
Grumble all you like, but Longitude's lineup is the most exciting festival announcement in yonks
Rather than following the herd and booking conventional festival acts, it has curated a lineup that is fresh and thoroughly of the moment.
# man of the woods
Is it time to accept that Justin Timberlake is just a bit... past it?
His new album is bloated and messy. Is he past his prime?
# busy and michelle 4eva
Why Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams' friendship is the greatest Hollywood love story
'I hope that she had a sense of how loved she was'
What the death of Dolores O’Riordan can teach us about telling people how we feel.
# devils advocate
A plea to Irish media: stop giving airtime to devil's advocates and trolls
A plea for fewer shouty debates in 2018.
# who run the world
50 Irish women who absolutely killed it in 2017
(Might be slightly more than 50.)
# Love Actually
Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually
Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.
# notions
The legendary 'We Want Plates' Twitter account has compiled the 10 worst ways restaurants served food in 2017
Make it stop.
# Give it a rest
Why Piers Morgan's obsession with Emily Ratajkowski is just plain old sexist
“It’s creepy and paternalistic to tell a woman what she can and can’t wear, and it’s cynical to use photos of her to try undermine her feminism.”
# Love Actually
Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually
Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.
# random acts of kindness
In a year of horror, let's hear it for these 13 celebrities who used their power for good in 2017
More of this in 2018, please.
# Woody Allen
Why it's no longer enough for actors like Kate Winslet to play dumb on the Woody Allen issue
“We can’t encourage women to speak up and then block our ears when listening to them proves inconvenient.”
# accent truthers
For the love of God, please stop giving out about Saoirse Ronan's accent
Accusing Saoirse Ronan of having a ‘fake’ Dublin accent smacks of begrudgery.
# Fire emoji
Chrissy Teigen's argument with Trump's press secretary and his fans on Twitter was so entertaining
“You just listed 3 jobs”
# uncomfortable
How this conversation between Maeve Higgins and Des Bishop illustrates the obstacles facing women in comedy
“Who knows how many women were discouraged from pursuing comedy after experiencing sexism?”
# Mel Gibson
'Forgive me for not wanting to hear Mel Gibson's thoughts on sexual harassment on The Late Late Show'
Why it’s an insult to women everywhere to have Mel Gibson on The Late Late Show.
# double standards
'Look at Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder's careers, and tell me double standards don't exist'
Why aren’t men in Hollywood held to the same standards as women?
# when I'm ready
Uma Thurman's simmering rage when asked about sexual harassment in Hollywood is being applauded
“I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you”
# Context
Jo Brand perfectly responded to an all-male Have I Got News For You panel talking about sexual harassment
“If you’re constantly being harassed even in a small way, that builds up and that wears you down.”
# harvey's in the sky
Lana Del Rey has retired her song 'Cola' because of its connection to Harvey Weinstein
“I don’t feel comfortable with it now.”
# six one
Caitriona Perry and Keelin Shanley didn't get their new jobs because of 'political correctness'
“Anyone who believes they got the gig because they are women is failing to take into account the fact that they have three decades of experience between them.”
# repeal the 8th
Should social influencers feel obliged to speak out on Repeal The 8th?
There have been calls for social influencers to speak out on Repeal The 8th – but is that their responsibility?
# say yes to the dress
Why Say Yes To The Dress Ireland is exactly the type of escapist fluff we need right now
I’m saying yes to the dress.
# The week that was
'A message to any man who thinks women are too sensitive nowadays: wake up and read the bloody news'
A look back on a horrible week for women.
# to sinead
25 years on, here's why Sinead O'Connor deserves praise for ripping up a photo of the Pope
“She spoke truth to power at a time when it was unfashionable and paid a hefty price for it.”