The Dying with Dignity Bill is being reviewed by the Oireachtas Committee on Justice after a Dáil vote in October to allow it proceed to committee stage. Stock photograph: iStock

Serious legal concerns have been raised about a proposed new law on assisted dying, raising a doubt over whether it can proceed in its current form. (...)

The members voted overwhelmingly to replace Article 41.2 of the Constitution which states: “In particular the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”. Photograph:iStock

The constitutional clause on women’s place being in the home should be replaced by a recognition of the value of care within the home and the wider co(...)

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys stepped down last week from the LRC with immediate effect

High Court judge Mr Justice Richard Humphreys has resigned from his position on the Law Reform Commission (LRC), less than seven months into a five-ye(...)

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(...)

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