National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor said economic decisions taken over the past five years had hit women hardest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Women should be judged on what they say and do, and not how they look, Louise Glennon of the National Women’s Council of Ireland has said as Taoiseach(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald at the publication of the second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will introduce a specific offence of forced marriage as part of the Government’s new strategy for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence,(...)

National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor: Breakthrough Manifesto for Women “going really well”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One hundred candidates for this year’s general election have now signed up to the The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) Breakthrough Manifest(...)

Women TD’s  in 2005 meeting the sisters and and partner of Robert Mc Cartney who was murdered by the IRA  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One hundred years ago women fought alongside men to achieve Irish Independence. But what started as the promised Republic that would cherish women and(...)

 Orla O’Connor, Tara Flynn, Laura Hardiman and Louise O’ Neill at the National Women’s Council’s FemFest     conference in Croke Park:  The council’s breakthrough manifesto highlights 10 key areas it says will change the outlook for women in Ireland. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The forthcoming general election has the potential to be a breakthrough election for women in Ireland, the director of the National Women’s Council, (...)

Front: writer and comedian Tara Flynn with students Kim Cadogan from Phisboro, and Laura Hardiman from Ballymun. Back: NWCI director Orla O’Connor and author Louise O’Neil. Photograph:  Colm Mahady / Fennells

‘Be a fabulous, fierce feminist,” shouts veteran feminist and academic Ailbhe Smyth, to the audience of young Irish women gathered in Croke Park earl(...)

Women work outside the home in fewer numbers, they get paid less when they do work and, when it comes to retirement, women typically have 35 p(...)

George Hook: his guests  on Newstalk’s The Right Hook were 94 per cent male.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In a recent discussion about how the new gender quotas for political parties are playing out, Newstalk Breakfast Show presenter Chris Donoghue said, “(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White launches the Hearing Women’s Voices report examining the contribution of women on air during peak-time hours on Tuesday. File photograph: Getty Images

Male voices make up 72 per cent of news and current affairs radio broadcasting time, a new survey has found, with Newstalk’s leading news and current (...)

At the launch of National Women’s Council of Ireland’s  pre-budget submission were (from left): Alice-Mary Higgins, policy and campaigns officer, NWCI; Linda Brennan, parent and women’s champion at Symantec; Aileen Morrissey of Mandate,  and Orla O’Connor, director, NWCI. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Increasing the take-home pay of low-paid workers – the majority of whom are women – must be a priority in the forthcoming budget, according to the Nat(...)