Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

 Seanad candidate Ruth Coppinger: the former  Solidarity TD took Senator Michael McDowell to task over his praise of ‘billionaire misogynist’ Mike Bloomberg. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Let us not forget that there are more important things going on than the formation of a new government, the search for a saviour for the Labour Party (...)

Recent debates around #MeToo and abortion have forced many young women to reckon with past traumas. Photograph: Getty Images

Last week, the EU agency Eurofound published an in-depth report examining young people and their mental health and wellbeing. Specifically, it focused(...)

Noel Whelan: “He was a master of the telling phrase, an outstanding communicator.” Photograph: David Sleator

Tributes have been paid to the “great Irish patriot” and man of “great intellect” Noel Whelan who has died aged 50. Mr Whelan died on Wednesday even(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at the launch No Excuses, a national awareness campaign on sexual harassment and sexual violence, in Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

When Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan publicly declares that attitudes and behaviour towards sexual harassment and violence must change, you know(...)

Fr Peter McVerry at the Raise the Roof protest announcement. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Housing campaigners are hoping to bring thousands of people onto the streets for a national demonstration next month, to protest at the deepening hous(...)

Co-directors of Together For Yes (left to right) Ailbhe Smyth, Gráinne Griffin and Orla O’Connor. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Women have been intimidated when accessing abortion services in the State and such “chilling” behaviour could deter more doctors from signing up to pr(...)

Mary Coughlan celebrating her appointment as Minister for Agriculture in 2004. Photograph: Frank Miller

After Constance Markievicz, Ireland had no woman at cabinet for 60 years. In the past century, there have been just 19 female ministers - and two fema(...)

A montage of images of UCD’s “gentle revolution in 1968-69. Photograph: The University Observer

In Paris, May 1968, a student protest over university reform drew a heavy-handed response from the authorities, leading to widespread worker strikes. (...)

 Raise the Roof Rally for Housing initiative launch. Pictured  Fr Peter McVerry and Congress president Sheila Nunan  Photograph: PHOTOCALL IRELAND

Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has insisted that a 12-year-old child could determine that the Government’s housing policy is not working. T(...)

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