Prof. Siobhan Mullally, Director Irish Centre of Human Rights, NUIG speaking at The Citizens’ Assembly, session on The Family on Sunday at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has an “incredibly low” divorce rate and one of the highest birth rates in Europe, the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality has been told. (...)

 Dr Catherine Day, Chairwoman at The Citizens’ Assembly session on The Family on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly have overwhelmingly backed a call for the controversial “women in the home” article in the constitution to be delete(...)

 Paula Fagan, chief executive of LGBT Ireland, speaking at The Citizens’ Assembly session. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The constitution is a barrier to the proper recognition of same-sex families, the Citizens’ Assembly heard on Sunday. Paula Fagan and her partner De(...)

Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Catherine Day said the session on Saturday was to get people to ‘think how much gender stereotyping is inside all of us whether we know it or not’. File photograph: Catherine Day

Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Catherine Day has suggested that the public may be more liberal on the issue of gender equality than might be expected. (...)

Political failure to prepare adequately for a significant expansion in student numbers at third level will come at a cost to families, society and ultimately to the economy. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this week, Leaving Certificate students met the CAO deadline to submit their course preferences for September. Later this week, voters will fi(...)

 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(...)

Peter O’Brien, pictured on Sandymount Strand, Dublin at the launch of One Future. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An alliance made up of a broad cross-section of Irish society has launched a campaign for faster and fairer climate action and underlined it is “a cen(...)

More detailed recovery plans are needed for key species including farmland birds (notably the curlew); wintering waterbirds and breeding seabirds ‘to reverse devastating declines’, according to BirdWatch Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Biodiversity in Ireland “is in A&E and needs the full backing of political parties and the public working together to halt and reverse declines in(...)

- Michelle Mulcahy, Stephen Rea, Aoife Scott and Louise Mulcahy, some of the Artists involved in TradFest2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

Actor Stephen Rea has said the unification of Ireland is “inevitable” and that conversations about its constitutional future will continue . “There a(...)

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