‘The quota will rise to 40 per cent seven years after the upcoming general election.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I was taken aback by the sheer number of accomplished and inspiring women gathered in the one place. Perhaps others who attended the Beijing20 confere(...)

Career worry: A recent comprehensive study found that both pregnancy and maternity are times when women face increased workplace discrimination

While it can undoubtedly be a bit scary, particularly first time round, pregnancy is usually a period of great joy for families. Sure there might be c(...)

Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick have received British Athena SWAN bronze awards, but NUIG and three other Irish higher education institutions were unsuccessful.

A campaign for equality at NUI Galway (NUIG) says that the university’s failure to secure a new accreditation for gender equality policies “vindicates(...)

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn: to chair national review of gender equality in higher education sector. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images.

Former European commissioner and Fianna Fáil minister Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is to chair a national review of gender equality in higher education. Ms (...)

Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A pregnant store manager who was forced to work 70-hour weeks for less than minimum wage has been awarded €55,000 by the Equality Tribunal. In a case(...)

The woman’s employer agreed she could avail of maternity leave but, because the employer does not pay maternity leave allowance, she applied to the Department of Social Protection for the State allowance, but was refused on grounds she was not eligible.

A woman whose child was born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement has lost her High Court action alleging the State’s refusal to pay her maternity b(...)

NUI Galway. The university has agreed to implement the recommendations of a  gender equality taskforce. File photograph: Patrick Henehan

NUI Galway (NUIG)’s governing authority has welcomed the recommendations published by a gender equality taskforce on Tuesday and has committed to impl(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who took a successful Equality Tribunal case against her employer, NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

All senior management staff at NUI Galway should undergo “unconscious bias training” to counteract discrimination against women, a gender equality tas(...)

A printing company which refused to print civil partnership invitations for a gay couple has said that a complaint has been made about the decision to the Equality Tribunal

A printing company which refused to print civil partnership invitations for a gay couple has said that a complaint has been made about the decision to(...)

NUIG president Jim Browne: Said he “led and pushed” the move in 2013, despite “genuine concern at governing authority level” that such an affirmative action programme could be challenged. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

NUI Galway is completely committed to a gender equality agenda and believes it has already made significant progress in the area, the university’s pre(...)