Alice McEvoy (65), who had her daughter in St Patrick’s mother and baby home on Navan Road, Dublin, in 1975. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD

Women who entered mother and baby homes after 1973 must not be excluded from statutory redress, former residents and their advocates say. The report(...)

We urgently need to address the lack of appropriate State intervention to deliver care services to the public. Photograph: iStock

“Before this it was a struggle but I was managing. Now, I am honestly at breaking point.” This comment from one of the many women on the National Wome(...)

A Plan International study on young females in Ireland found that almost 50 per cent of girls aged between 12 and 19 found it difficult to pay for sanitary products

The recent passing of a Bill in the Scottish parliament to bring in the legal right to free access to sanitary products has brought sharp focus to the(...)

Dr Catherine Day, chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legislation mandating employers to publish the gender pay gap at their organisations must be reintroduced following its lapse with the dissolution of (...)

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The harassment many women face on social media has become frighteningly normalised. Online abuse of women must be tackled, by law and by the p(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Pool/AFP via Getty

It will take until 2063 at the current rate of progress to achieve parity between male and female representation in the Dáil, the Citizens’ Assembly h(...)

Senator Michael McDowell said extra time should be given to debate the controversial legislation. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Claims that legislation dealing with the records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes must be passed by the end of the month (...)

Noeline Blackwell was appointed to the role by Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Noeline Blackwell has said she will work to rid university life of the “malfunction” of tolerance for sexual(...)

Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin revealed how she had been subject to regular harassment by a professor at the university. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

President of UCD, Professor Andrew Deeks, has confirmed he contacted lecturer and broadcaster Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin on Sunday evening, to perso(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said ‘when it comes to sexual harassment in third-level institutions there is a zero tolerance policy’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is “a real epidemic in our country” around the issues of consent and sexual violence, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said. “We (...)

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