Women. Life. Freedom - the stories that shaped 2022

To mark Irish Tatler’s Women of 2022, Lise Hand considers the last twelve months in terms of equality, opportunity and progress, from the free contraception scheme to sporting triumphs.

In September, a flame of revolution flickered into life across Iran following the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Masha Amini in police custody

The idiom “letting her hair down” is a fairly commonplace and long-established one. It means to behave in an uninhibited, free-spirited fashion, and dates back to the 1600s, when women in the upper classes wore their hair in wildly elaborate hairdos, adorned with feathers or flowers and often towering precariously over two feet in height, kept in situ by an army of ferociously-applied pins. Only when back at home could these women literally let their ...