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# groundbreaking - Sunday 29 March, 2020

'The debris was just around me...it was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'

In 2001, a handful of Irish women made history by becoming the first to attend a football match in Iran in more than 20 years. They tell their story to The42.

# groundbreaking - Thursday 26 July, 2018

New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims

New Zealand has a track record of being progressive on women’s issues – in 1893 it became the first country to give women the right to vote.

# groundbreaking - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge BBC just revealed Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who - the first woman to take on the iconic role Groundbreaking

# groundbreaking - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Groundbreaking technology allows completely paralysed 'locked-in' patients to communicate

The interface is a cap that sits on people’s heads and uses infrared light to detect variations in blood flow to different regions of the brain.

# groundbreaking - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

From The42 Amy Perrett to make history as Super Rugby's first-ever female match official History

Amy Perrett to make history as Super Rugby's first-ever female match official

Perrett is a product of the ARU’s Referee Pathways program

# groundbreaking - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb

The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.

# groundbreaking - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Arizona Cardinals hire first female coach in NFL history

Jen Welter is believed to be the first woman appointed to a coaching role at an NFL franchise.

# groundbreaking - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine

The drug candidate has been shows to stop every strain of HIV.

# groundbreaking - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Biggest payout in the history of Ireland made to Cork boy brain damaged at birth

Gill Russell was awarded €13.5 million at the High Court today.

# groundbreaking - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Fifteen years on, how States of Fear changed Irish society

An event is being held to mark the anniversary of the programme which shed a light on a dark part of Irish society.

# groundbreaking - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Pakistan tries to smash taboos with its own version of Glee

Gay romance, Islamic extremism, and classic love songs – Pakistan’s answer to Glee has got a lot to live up to.

# groundbreaking - Friday 19 October, 2012

From The42 Puerto Rican boxer: I came out so I could feel better about myself Pride

Puerto Rican boxer: I came out so I could feel better about myself

Orlando Cruz became the first active fighter to reveal his homosexuality last week.

# groundbreaking - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Can't get harder than this: Sudoku puzzles must have 17 clues Groundbreaking

Can't get harder than this: Sudoku puzzles must have 17 clues

It was a Dublin mathematician who finally solved this quandary. Yay!

# groundbreaking - Friday 2 December, 2011

Meet your Euro 2012 ball: the Tango 12

“Etched into the Tango design are three bespoke graphics which celebrate the decorative art of paper cutting, a tradition in the rural areas of both host countries and link to the key characteristics of football– unity, rivalry and passion.” Nice.