Differences of opinion in Coalition are surfacing, says Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan,  but are being worked through collectively. ‘It has steadied down.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

The industrial policies pursued by Seán Lemass and TK Whitaker in the late 1950s and early 1960s changed Ireland to its core. Green Party leader and M(...)

In supporting the case for facilitating home work on a long-term basis, the IAE cites CSO figures indicating the toll commuting has taken on the country in the past. Photograph: iStock

If home working is adopted “in whole or in part as a permanent lifestyle”, the benefits in wellbeing; improved air quality and reduced carbon footprin(...)

Colm Brophy: said  the economic damage to the economy “and to the wellbeing of many individuals and businesses will be deep and possibly prolonged”. Photograph: Tom Honan

A prominent Fine Gael TD has called for a new State body to be established, aside from the National Health Emergency Team, to help lead economic recov(...)

Sisters Róisín and Rachael Ingle. ‘Thank you, Rach’

Something that’s been a regular delight in the past few months has been taking delivery of the pandemic post. Whether it’s the arrival of a crucial pa(...)

The sad truth is that, in the Irish jobs market, our boys will get paid more per hour than our girls. Photograph: iStock

“Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’,” goes Dolly Parton’s anthem. What a way indeed, especially if you are a woman. When it comes to pay, pro(...)

Elaine O’Mahoney, from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), is pictured  speaking at the Citizens’ Assembly as it met on Saturday to considers the subject of gender equality. Photograph: Maxwell’s.

The number of men who say their role is looking after the home or family has nearly trebled over the last 10 years, the Citizen’s Assembly has been to(...)

 Dr Catherine Day, chair of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality, addressing the opening session at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gender could be the reason for barriers and constraints in Ireland, former secretary-general of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day said in Dubli(...)

Catherine Day, chair of the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality. Photograph: Alan Betson

Men’s groups have felt excluded from the “gender equality” debate, and are “delighted” to have been invited to the Citizens’ Assembly on the issue, ac(...)

Prof  Colin Harvey is one of more than 1,000 signatures on an open letter to Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar. Photograph:  Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press

In 2017, Niall Murphy found himself having the same conversation over and over again. There was a “recurring theme” around the denial of rights in t(...)

’On average women spend double the time of men on caring and almost twice as much time on housework’

Irish adults spend more than 30 hours a week on unpaid care provision and housework, the third-highest level in Europe according to new research. Th(...)

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