During a debate in the Dáil on sexual and domestic violence, Minister of State for Special Education Josepha Madigan said she is a survivor of sexual assault

For women in this country, being harassed or groped or grabbed or attacked is so normalised it is almost a grim rite of passage. Your first heartbreak(...)

Sonya Lennon, founder of the campaign WorkEqual, is pictured ahead of Equal Pay Day on Monday. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Women in Ireland are effectively working unpaid for the next seven weeks because of the current 14.4 per cent gender pay gap, according to the WorkEqu(...)

Photograph: Jena Ardell/Moment/Getty

The architecture of our intimate lives is changing. Irish couples have more choice than ever about how they want to design their relationships, and th(...)

Blandine Mollard of EIGE’s research and statistics unit presented the initial findings of the digitalisation study in Vienna.

Pressures pushing Irish teenagers towards harmful behaviour such as sharing intimate pictures without consent, and a culture of “toxic masculinity” ar(...)

Delegates pose for the group shot at the Women Political Leaders conference in the Seimas, Vilnius. Photograph: Elaine Edwards/The Irish Times

The key to future prosperity is attracting girls and women into careers in the digital area and also into science, technology, engineering and maths, (...)

Despite improvements in other areas of gender equality in Ireland, the pay gap has been growing. Photograph: iStock

On average, women are paid 14 per cent less than men, the latest data from the Central Statistics Office shows, indicating that pay differences are wi(...)

Jurgita Peciuriene said such violence places large costs on EU member states’ economies and societies.

Violence against women by their partners costs EU countries an estimated €109 billion a year, and all gender-based violence costs €226 billion annuall(...)

Almost every second lone mother (49 per cent) across the EU and a third of lone fathers (32 per cent) are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, a report published by the European Institute for Gender Equality has found. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Ireland has among the highest rates in the EU of lone parents and people with disabilities at risk of poverty and social exclusion, a new report finds(...)

 Orla O’Connor, National Women’s Council of Ireland director said: “despite Government commitments to close the gender pension gap it has actually widened in recent years – from 35 per cent to 37 per cent.” File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Low-paid women and part-time workers would be hardest hit by any proposed increase in the earnings threshold for qualification for the State pension, (...)

‘Thousands of women are forced out of employment in the absence of State-subsidised childcare.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

A friend has just started a master’s degree in a Dublin university. Having left her job with an IT company nine years ago, after the birth of her thir(...)

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