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Speaking on The Women’s Podcast, Sinead McSweeney announced Women’s Aid as the company’s main charity partner for 2022. Photograph: Getty Images

There is an “acute consciousness” among staff at Twitter of the role social media can play “for bad as well as for good” when it comes to gender-based(...)

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Women councillors on gender imbalance in local politics and why this has to change There are about 78,000 people in Co Offaly and about half of (...)

Scoil Naomh Colmcille in Durrow, Co Offaly, where Ashling Murphy was a teacher. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The killing of primary school teacher Ashling Murphy in Co Offaly on Wednesday has prompted a wide discussion online about women’s safety. Her death (...)

Law variations will come into effect from January 1st, 2022. Photo: Ben Brady/Inpho

World Rugby have agreed a wide range of law variations for the global community game designed to increase player welfare and playing numbers, and whic(...)

Young women in Krakow, Poland hold banners reading ‘Not one more’ during a protest after a 30-year-old woman died of septic shock in her 22nd week of pregnancy. Photograph:  Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The death of a 30-year-old woman in Poland likened to the Savita Halappanavar case has sparked protests and candlelit vigils in an outpouring of oppos(...)

Irish Defence Force members training at Glen of Imaal (Camp Coolmoney) before departing for UN duty in Syria. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, will “make a full statement” this week on alleged intimidation, harassment, discrimination, sexual assault an(...)

The Children Living with Domestic and Sexual Violence (CLwDSV) coalition details its concerns in a submission made this week to the Family Justice Oversight group in the Department of Justice.

The family law system is further endangering women and children experiencing domestic violence, a new coalition of NGOs says. In a hard-hitting repo(...)

Canadian transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon believes the requirement to suppress testosterone with drugs should be scrapped altogether. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

It used to be so much more uncomplicated. Two men wearing boaters would string a tape across the finish line, the winner surging through in plimsolls,(...)

 Joshua Wilson of DBS Éanna in action against Paul Dick of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors during the Hula Hoops Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup semi-final  at Neptune Stadium in Cork. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The National Basketball Arena in Tallaght is the place to be this weekend as the National Cup finals take centre stage from Friday until Sunday. The(...)

Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring is  allocating a total of € 500,000 for 339 men’s and 33 women’s sheds to help  purchase equipment and carry out works. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government has announced State funding for women’s sheds for the first time. Men’s sheds have taken hold over the last decade, and they see loca(...)

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