The group will examine submissions and proposals for reform which have already been made and will look at the role of a reformed Seanad within the political process. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new group established by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to examine proposals for Seanad reform is to report back to the Government by March.The membership of (...)

Alan Hynes pictured arriving at a hearing with the Chartered Accountants’ Regulatory Board earlier this week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Wexford accountant Alan Hynes has said he never misappropriated or diverted funds invested in property projects with which he was associated. (...)

The Convention on the Constitution has voted to afford greater constitutional protection to economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. I(...)

The arrival of the Dáil recess coincides with the publication of a report on the working life of the new members of the current Dáil. Commissioned by (...)

INOU coordinator John Stewart, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and INOU chairwoman Ann Fergus. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) has warned against any cuts to the primary rate of social welfare.Speaking at an event attend(...)

Back in the early 1960s, women made up 25 per cent of the workforce and earned less than half of what men did

If, as former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright asserted, “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”, then there m(...)

Dr Mary Murphy, Dept of Sociology, NUI Maynooth: “Women tend to be bunched into a narrow range of occupation types which are lower paid.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

February 28th, 2013, will not have been circled on most working women’s calendars, yet the date has particular significance for that exact cohort, mar(...)