So This Week, This Happened

So this week, this happened?

THE FIRST WOMAN WAS NOMINATED FOR TAOISEACH

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And she got ten votes. Proof, as if we needed it, that we are a long way from Iceland, Scandinavia or any kind of Borgen-type scenario. Coppinger cited the timeliness of it given the current ?feminisation of poverty? but didn't need to mention the current farcical grandstanding taking place in our government buildings is really a lot of career politicians seeming to get very little done.

Read more about her here
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SHARON HORGAN BECAME US CHAT SHOW QUEEN

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The second season of the hit comedy Catastrophe, co-written by Meath-native Sharon Horgan is about to air in the US. We already know how good it is, and Horgan has been on the publicity trail to big it up while at the same time proving she is the craic, on screen, and off. Listen to her talk about parental bribery. Warning: This clip contains talk of hamsters.

Watch the video clips here

THERE IS A TAMPON OF THE FUTURE

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And it could be incredible. According to the New York Times, an engineer at Harvard, Ridhi Tariyal, along with her partner Stephen Gire, has found a way to capture menstrual flow and use it for medical samples. This could give vital information on anything from early warnings of cancer to reproductive diseases.

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The piece also noted that most tampons and pads have been developed by men, who weren't really interested in how uncomfortable they were. This, however, was not news.

Read more about this innovative product here

By Jessie Collins

@thecollinsline

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