The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called on the Government to increase maternity, paternity and parent’s benefit to €295 per week. Photograph: iStock

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called on the Government to increase maternity, paternity and parent’s benefit to €295 per week. T(...)

The programme for government describes domestic violence as an “epidemic”. Photograph: Getty Images

Organisations working to combat domestic violence are “deeply concerned” at moves they say will “downgrade” the issue by moving it out of the Departme(...)

President of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald has said extending parent’s leave is ‘not enough’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The extension of paid parent’s leave “falls far short” of the needs of women on maternity leave during lockdown, the National Women’s Council of Irela(...)

President Michael D Higgins presents new Ministers with their seal of office. Photograph: Maxwells

The appointment of only four senior female Cabinet Ministers is a “missed opportunity” directly linked to the lack of women candidates put forward in (...)

A woman wearing a protective face mask shelters from the rain on Dublin’s O’Connell street. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The wearing of face-covering in indoor settings is to remain optional, public health officials have decided. The National Public Health Emergency Tea(...)

Women must “demand pay transparency”, seminar told. Photograph: iStock

The continued exclusion of women returning to work after maternity leave, from the Government’s temporary wage subsidy scheme, could put Ireland in br(...)

Representative bodies have called for the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, to resolve this issue as soon as possible so women returning to work ‘have their jobs and income protected’. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Women returning from maternity leave are excluded from the temporary wage subsidy scheme (TWSS) because they were on maternity benefit in January and (...)

‘In a crisis we reach for good ideas,’ Orla O’Connor, NWCI director said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number one priority for the Government post the coronavirus pandemic must be the delivery of SláinteCare and a single tier health system “based on(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said  health officials and the HSE were ‘working together with some urgency to revise the model of care for termination of pregnancy services’ during the pandemic. Photograph: PA.

Doctors and women’s groups are concerned that timely access to abortion services could be compromised during the coronavirus outbreak. They say the l(...)

Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has had a “litany of historic health scandals” affecting women and female healthcare must now be prioritised, the National Women’s Council of (...)

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