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(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has criticised what he has described as a lack of progress on developing the Taoiseach’s proposed new covenant. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Religious leaders are expected to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to elaborate on Thursday on what he meant when calling for a new covenant between church (...)

The transition to a low-carbon and more sustainable future offers us opportunities, but we must plan for this transition and ensure that those communities whose livelihoods will be most impacted are supported. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Ireland’s track record on meeting our national and international targets on climate policy is lamentable, to say the least. Our greenhouse gas emissio(...)

Irish butterfly populations have declined by  12 per cent over the past decade.

The latest evaluation of biodiversity loss in Ireland confirms potentially-catastrophic species loss and deterioration of globally-important habitats (...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

It would be hugely ironic for an Ireland “that pushes relentlessly a secular agenda” to ignore the remarkable diversity among its people today “simply(...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

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