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(...)

Inequality between men and women is evident everywhere in Irish society.

Will the new year be the year for 50/50? Can women and men living in this Republic expect to be treated equally as envisaged in the 1916 Proclamation (...)

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(...)

Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

Transforming men’s attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls will be at the core of a conference on gender-based violence (...)

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, “(...)

 Taking to the streets ... Hazel Madden, Fiona Holton, Ciara Murphy, Rebecca McCarthy and Kate O’Brien, in flashmob dance in Dublin’s O’Connell street as part of the join “One Billion Rising” in 2013  – claimed to be the biggest global demonstration   staged to call for an end to violence against women.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times
A landmark for women’s rights

Yesterday was a historic day in the protection of women from domestic and sexual violence in the State. After a long campaign by the National Women’s (...)

‘Thousands of women are forced out of employment in the absence of State-subsidised childcare.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

A friend has just started a master’s degree in a Dublin university. Having left her job with an IT company nine years ago, after the birth of her thir(...)