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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris committed to the introduction of exclusion zones outside facilities providing abortion services. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Medical professionals who have a conscientious objection to providing abortions will be legally obliged to refer patients, under legislation published(...)

Campaigners gather in the main square at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which bans abortion, by an overwhelming majority. The Yes side won the referendu(...)

 Orla O’Connor, Ailbhe Smyth and Grainne Griffin at the launch of the Together For Yes poster campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Pro-choice campaign group Together for Yes has said it is on course to raise €500,000 to fund its Eighth Amendment referendum campaign. The Together(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: has committed to reviewing all aspects of sexual assault cases in the wake of the Belfast rape trial. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will commission a new report into the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence against women, which was last conducted 15 years ago. An(...)

If we all start talking about consent, over the dinner table, at book clubs, in the pub or coffee shop we can begin to decipher what we mean by it and what our own involvement in it might be.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fifteen years ago, I tried to get people talking about porn as it was surfacing as a key issue in our society .The need to talk about porn continues t(...)

Niamh Ui Bhriain head of the Save the 8th campaign at the launch of the vote No campaign on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Women who are the victim of rape and incest should carry the baby to full term, according to the Save the 8th campaign. The group launched its offic(...)

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