Facebook offers up to $20,000 for egg freezing for female employees. The company also offers “a host of other fertility services for male and female employees”

“It’s an interesting ‘benefit in kind’,” says Sam Coulter-Smith, master of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Apple and Facebook are well known fo(...)

Although the €5 per month increase in child benefit is welcome, it should be seen against a backdrop of a €36 cut to the basic rate since 2009

Budget 2015 does not herald a recovery that is fully committed to those who have been most devastated by six years of cuts, according to the Society o(...)

Dublin South West Constituency Profile: The numbers, and everyone working in the constituency, says the Dublin South-West seat is Sinn Féin’s to lose,(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says: “Familiesnow have different expectations.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fathers should have the right to two weeks of paid leave following the birth of their child, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. (...)

The NWCI’s pre-budget submission, published yesterday.

The forthcoming budget is an opportunity to “bring us closer to a . . . more equal society for men and women,” the National Women’s Council of Irelan(...)

Sinn Féin’s Cathal King: to contest Dublin South West byelection. Photograph: South Dublin County Council

Women’s groups have expressed disappointment in Sinn Féin for not selecting a female candidate for the Dublin South West byelection.The National Women(...)

“No more desperate women and girls should have to resort to the courts here and in the EU,” the National Women’s Council of Ireland said. Photograph: Getty

Implementation of new abortion legislation will be “monitored” by the Government, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. She decline(...)

 The mid-term review of the National Women’s Strategy published by the Department of Justice says there has been “no significant increase in women’s involvement in politics in more than 15 years”.   Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

The Government should consider making political parties run equal numbers of male and female candidates in each constituency if the 30 per cent targe(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan: announced establishment of Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes last week. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Magdalene laundries and County Homes should be included in terms of reference for the Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes , four ad(...)

Beyoncé: The singer features in a new campaign that urges girls to take leadership without the fear of being labelled ‘bossy.’ Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The first thing to land in my inbox on International Women’s Day last Saturday was an email from Agent Provocateur, the posh, sexy lingerie company(...)