The Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage has been conducting pre-legislative scrutiny of a  Government Bill which  includes plans for a new electoral commission and an overhaul of the electoral register. Photograph: Getty Images

Sanctions for political parties or election candidates involved in “discriminatory actions or rhetoric” is among the recommendations in a draft report(...)

At the beginning of September last year there were still eight all male boards on Euronext Dublin, the NWC says. Photograph: iStock

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWC) has called for mandatory gender quotas to apply to corporate boards, arguing that sanctions including fi(...)

Election candidates who use racism, sexism or other hate speech should be automatically removed from the race, an Oireachtas committee heard

Election candidates who use racism, sexism or other hate speech should be automatically removed from the race, an Oireachtas committee heard on Tuesda(...)

According to research from NUI Galway released earlier this week, 31 per cent of women under 30 say they will not take the vaccine or are not sure. Photograph: iStock

In March, Irish members of the European Parliament were taken aback when they received thousands of emails from constituents over the course of two da(...)

Sandstorm in Beijing: cyclists in the Chinese capital pictured on Monday amid heavy smog. Photograph: Noel Celis / AFP

Image of the week: Dusty city Despite Tourism Ireland’s best efforts to light up everything green, Beijing and other parts of northern China were bus(...)

Roisín Duffy, chairwoman of Women on Air, says more data is needed on gender balance in Irish broadcasting

A decade after it was first set up, gender-equality campaign group Women on Air is coming up against a problem it had hoped would be resolved by now: (...)

Nem Kearns of the group Disabled Women of Ireland: ‘It is society that disables us, in the way it is organised and structured.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the most frustrating things about the Covid-19 pandemic for disabled people was “how quickly” changes they had sought for decades could be deli(...)

Pictured from left: Bernard Mulvany, Access for All; Brid Smith, People Before Profit TD; Sharon Shiedu, United Against Racism Ireland; Éirénne Carrol CEO of TENI; Orla O’ Connor Director of the National Women’s Council; Liam Herrick, Irish Council for Civil Liberties; Louise O’Reilly, Sinn Féin TD; Ailbhe Smyth, feminist and LGBTQI activist; Lorna Fitzpatrick, President of USI Ireland and Des Derwin, Dublin Council of Trade Unions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A coalition of anti-racist, anti-fascist organisations and individuals, to counter what it described as “the rise of hate during the pandemic” was unv(...)

Medical gaslighting occurs more to women than men

Olive O’Connor knew in her gut that something wasn’t right with her new born baby, but no one would listen to her. Nurses said she was being over prot(...)

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(...)

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