Director of the National Women’s Council  Orla O’Connor: “We know from the numbers of women who contact the frontline services that both domestic and sexual violence is happening to a much greater degree than what’s in any official records.” Photograph: Laura Hutton

Comprehensive data on the number of women suffering violence at the hands of men is urgently needed if the Government wants to end gender-based violen(...)

Alanna Norris (9) attends a vigil for teacher Ashling Murphy outside Leinster House. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Scores of vigils are to take place across the country on Friday and over the weekend, in response to the killing of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, Co Of(...)

Floral tributes near the scene in Tullamore, Co Offaly, after Ashling Murphy, was killed on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Vigils in remembrance of Ashling Murphy have been planned for numerous sites around Ireland on Friday as public outrage grows following her killing. (...)

This year let’s use our feet and our voices to ensure that no woman is left behind. Photograph: iStock

This Nollaig na mBan, the day when men traditionally took over household chores so women could celebrate their Christmas, it’s time to commit to advan(...)

The document will be launched at an online event. Photograph: iStock

A network of 32 advocacy groups is to outline a model for the delivery of public childcare in Ireland on Thursday. The group, which is working to add(...)

The forum was established when maternity leave for Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, and issues surrounding it, ‘brought into sharp focus the inadequacies of the system’. File photograph: The Irish Times

A referendum should be held to allow proxy voting for TDs and Senators on maternity, paternity and sick leave and to allow them participate remotely i(...)

Gender equality remains one of the most “contested political issues” facing the United Nations, and women are still “not at the table” globally, Ireland’s ambassador to the UN has said.

Gender equality remains one of the most “contested political issues” facing the United Nations, and women are still “not at the table” globally, Irela(...)

A 2019 working group report into contraception access stated that free contraception for all women would cost the State €80m-€100m annually. File photograph: Getty

The Government has made a concerted effort in Budget 2022 to woo women voters, after a year in which it was accused of placing women’s healthcare bott(...)

‘The World Health Organisation predicted Ireland was on course to become the country with the highest obesity rate in Europe even before the pandemic sparked an increase in junk food consumption and reduced physical activity levels,” according to IHF director of advocacy Chris Macey.

Budget 2022 delivered “a triple whammy against children’s health”, according to the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) which pointed to what it regards as a(...)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin: ‘We really shouldn’t be leaving it up to private industry to tell you what the best thing is for your child.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. With just 37 per cent of mothers breastfeeding on discharge from hospital, baby formul(...)

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