Hannah Boylan: ‘No one I know who has children had this much sickness so it came as a shock to be so unwell. I am sick multiple times a day.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s an ongoing joke in Hannah Boylan’s office that everyone knows it’s 4pm because she’s slumped so low on her desk nobody can see her.Expecting her (...)

Shocking attack on woman in Drogheda this week will no doubt instil fear in other women, not least because gardaí in Drogheda have advised people “not to jog alone” in the aftermath of the attack.

The shocking attack on a woman in Drogheda this week will no doubt instil fear in other women, not least because gardaí in Drogheda have advised peopl(...)

Sheila O’Malley of Practical Parenting believes that “nobody disrespects you unless you allow them to”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s when you’re utterly exhausted and your baby is crying yet again . . . or you’re running all day after a toddler who has no off-switch . . . or tr(...)

Domestic violence services answered over 46,100 helpline calls last year or about one call every 12 minutes, according to statistics released today by Safe Ireland. File photograph. 2:39

Domestic violence services answered over 46,100 helpline calls last year or about one call every 12 minutes, according to statistics released today by(...)

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(...)