The director general of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac), Noeline Blackwell, is to leave her post at the end of February, the charity has announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The director general of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac), Noeline Blackwell, is to leave her post at the end of February, the charity has announce(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: “It is abundantly clear that this House stands four square behind the French people in its time of national crisis”

The Seanad hit the right note. Dáil Éireann made a meal out of the occasion. Although to be fair to a lot of TDs, this was the Government’s idea. (...)

A woman who alleges that she was subjected to domestic abuse has made a complaint to gardai in north Dublin.  A Facebook  video in which she makes the allegations has been viewed more than 3 million times.

A Dublin mother whose allegations of domestic abuse, set out in an online video, have gone viral has made a formal statement of complaint to gardaí. T(...)

Women’s experiences of life in this country have been strikingly different from men’s. Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland seeks to “weave a narrative t(...)

The Pygmalion bar in the Powerscourt Centre, Dublin, has this sign saying: ‘Roses are red, violets are blue, buy her a drink, and she might fuck you’

A sign in a Dublin bar saying “buy her a drink, and she might fuck you” has been described as “totally unacceptable” by groups working with victims of(...)

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO of the Rape Crisis Centre, outside 70 Leeson Street Lower, the centre’s home for 28 years. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is at risk of losing the Leeson Street premises that has been its home for the past 28 years, as it is being sold by a N(...)

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan (centre) said he hadn’t “walked the streets” since Sunday’s show and was interested to see how the public would react.  Photograph: Patrick Redmond/RTÉ

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan has said filming the sexual assault of his character Fran for Sunday’s season five finale was a very tough experience. Sp(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly and Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Ellen O’Malley Dunlop at the launch of the DRCC’s 2013 annual report. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Increasing levels of violence are accompanying rape, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said, and “particularly concerning” was the way social media i(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly. File photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Minister for Children James Reilly has said the Government is “reflecting” on whether abortion legislation needs to be amended less than a year after (...)

Fiona Tiernan  founded the Plurabelle Paddlers, Ireland’s first dragon boat team for breast cancer survivors.

Fiona Tiernan, who has died aged 51, was a quietly influential and inspiring advocate for those experiencing discrimination and marginalisation, an(...)