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Nem Kearns of the group Disabled Women of Ireland: ‘It is society that disables us, in the way it is organised and structured.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the most frustrating things about the Covid-19 pandemic for disabled people was “how quickly” changes they had sought for decades could be deli(...)

 Orla O’Connor, Tara Flynn, Laura Hardiman and Louise O’ Neill at the National Women’s Council’s FemFest     conference in Croke Park:  The council’s breakthrough manifesto highlights 10 key areas it says will change the outlook for women in Ireland. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The forthcoming general election has the potential to be a breakthrough election for women in Ireland, the director of the National Women’s Council, (...)

‘It may be 2015 but one in five women are still victims of domestic violence and we still only have one third of the EU recommended refuge spaces.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Today is Nollaig na mBan – a day when traditionally women got together, letting the men take over the housekeeping. When our mothers sat around kitche(...)