A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sylvia Meehan, rights activist and the first chair of the Employment Equality Agency (EEA), “believed in equality and human rights that left nobody be(...)

Audrey Dickson was outspoken in her criticism of the treatment meted out to 25-year-old Joanna Hayes in the Kerry Babies scandal

Audrey Dickson, who died suddenly at the age of 82 shortly after enjoying a morning swim at Sutton dinghy club, was a fearless campaigner for women’s (...)

Dublin Bus strike enters second day. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

1. Dublin Bus services at standstill amid drivers’ strike Motorists have been warned to expect another day of heavy traffic as Dublin Bus services re(...)

National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor. The council is to campaign for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is to campaign for greater access to reproductive rights and a repeal of the Eighth Amendment under a s(...)

Former  minister of state for women’s affairs Nuala Fennell: “I am sorry to say that our record over the past two years does not stand up to scrutiny.”  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

A strongly worded complaint about the government’s record of promoting women to State boards was sent to then finance minister Alan Dukes in 1985 by (...)

“I kind of do the work as opposed to saying what I want to be.” Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice, visiting the Learning for Life centre in Esker Hill, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘She does ‘mumsy’ well”, murmurs an observer, watching the local TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, drive off after declari(...)