Removing any mention of parents actually weakens the Constitution’s challenge to corporate control of the shape of our working and childbearing lives.

Here’s a thought experiment about the latest offering from the Citizens’ Assembly. What are the chances that the proposed replacement for the women in(...)

Helen McEntee  pictured before going on maternity leave. Photograph: Tom Honan

Helen McEntee has become the first serving Cabinet Minister to give birth while in office. Ms McEntee temporarily stepped aside on Tuesday as Ministe(...)

A Citizens’ Assembly session in February 2020. During the pandemic, the assembly’s meetings have taken place virtually. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Few passages in Bunreacht na hÉireann are showing their age more than the clause that stipulates that the State shall “endeavour to ensure that mother(...)

Sinn Féin senator Fintan Warfield: ‘Prayer and religious ideology do nothing to protect children or young people.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

One of the youngest Senators in the Seanad has spoken of how he prayed for years not to be gay because of shame, as he expressed his opposition to a n(...)

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(...)

 Handwritten  and floral tributes to Sarah Everard  placed at Clapham Common in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Violence against women barely exists. It is like radiation – deadly but invisible. Every now and then, a particularly terrible incident forces it to t(...)

People in the crowd turn on their phone torches as they gather in Clapham Common, London, after the Reclaim These Streets vigil for Sarah Everard on Saturday. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

If the manner of Sarah Everard’s abduction and murder was rare, the circumstances were not. The 33-year-old Londoner was Everywoman, walking home at 9(...)

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said there should be “a central focal point in Government” to tackle gender-based violence. File image: James Forde/The Irish Times

Calls for a Government minister who would have direct responsibility for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence have been heard by the Citizens’ A(...)

Gender-based violence  is seen in the submissions as caused and exacerbated by gender inequality.  Photograph: iStock

There will be no equality between men and women until gender-based violence (GBV) is tackled, a leading expert has said on Saturday ahead of a meeting(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley: ‘We are willing to look at radical solutions. It is incumbent on us not to rule anything out.’

Ireland’s power grid needs to undergo a fundamental transformation if the country is to meet its ambitious 2030 renewable energy targets. That transfo(...)

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