Marie O’Connor of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy: asked UN for help in redress

Ireland’s refusal to admit the practice of symphysiotomy was “torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading” brought an Irish group representing survivors t(...)

SAFE Ireland gathered women in Meeting House Square to show what the daily impact of domestic violence looks like, in one frame. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

A study by SAFE Ireland has found that 467 women and 229 children were receiving support for domestic violence in Ireland last November. The On Just O(...)

Former Manchester United manager, David Moyes. Photograph: EPA

It’s official. Football is more important than violence against women. David Moyes lost his job as manager of Manchester United football team on the s(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: took over in March after the resignation of Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Justice is depicted by a woman holding scales in one hand and a sword in the other. Following Frances Fitzgerald’s appointment as Minister for Just(...)

The Taoiseach has named Frances Fitzgerald as the new Minister for Justice. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:45

New Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (64) was first elected as a TD for Dublin South-East in 1992, but lost her seat in 2002.However, she was t(...)

From left: Cindy McCain, Trudy Styler, Ban Soon-Taek, Kim Cattrall, Naomi Campbell, Muna Rihani Al Nasser and Nassir Al-Nasser attend the “March in March” to end violence against women, at The United Nations last week on International Women’s Day. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

At the Beyoncé concert in the O2 arena in Dublin on Saturday night, lyrics from the song Flawless (...)

BMW: a nice car, but only if you can drive it.

In December 2010, I acted as MC for an Irish Congress of Trade Unions rally against the bank bailout and the arrival of the troika. The following week(...)

Yesterday’s cuts will force women back to work earlier after having children, say groups such as the National Women’s Council and the Children’s Rights Alliance

The young, the old and mothers-to-be will suffer most from budget spending cuts over the coming year, lobby groups warned last night.Maternity benefi(...)

 Mary Allen: remembered as a committed feminist who deeply believed in gender equality and social justice

Dr Mary Allen, who has died aged 60, was a lecturer at the UCD school of applied social science and former chair of the Women’s Aid board of directors(...)

Savita Halappanavar (left of photo) with children at Galway's St Patrick's day parade.

Everyone used to call her “the girl with the diamond smile”, and not just because she had a tiny diamond in one of her teeth. Savita Halappanavar was (...)