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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Groundbreaking

All time
'The debris was just around 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.
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.
BBC just revealed Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who - the first woman to take on the iconic role
The wait is over.
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.
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
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.
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.
Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine
The drug candidate has been shows to stop every strain of HIV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can't get harder than this: Sudoku puzzles must have 17 clues
It was a Dublin mathematician who finally solved this quandary. Yay!
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.