Taking to the streets ... Hazel Madden, Fiona Holton, Ciara Murphy, Rebecca McCarthy and Kate O’Brien, in flashmob dance in Dublin’s O’Connell street as part of the join “One Billion Rising” in 2013  – claimed to be the biggest global demonstration   staged to call for an end to violence against women.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times
A landmark for women’s rights

Yesterday was a historic day in the protection of women from domestic and sexual violence in the State. After a long campaign by the National Women’s (...)