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(...)

Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council said  up to date data on sexual violence is urgently needed. File photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Serious concerns were raised on Wednesday that the first report in almost two decades on the extent of sexual violence in Ireland will take five years(...)

International Men’s Day: the FAI, a White Ribbon ambassador, supports the campaign each year with a key match

“We want a sense of belonging. Men and women, we all want to be part of something, and are looking for a sense of identity. For a man, for a lot of pe(...)

NWCI: ‘The findings of this project show that there are deficits in mental health provision for women’

Ireland has the highest suicide rate for female children in the EU, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has warned, ahead of the launch of (...)

Funding for early learning and childcare schemes is to go up by €90m to €574m.

Despite modest funding increases for various childcare schemes, Budget 2019 offers nothing to those working in the sector, according to the National W(...)

Dr Janice Byrne: ‘In the US and Ireland, we talk about women having to lean in or push for their place in the workforce and how it is their responsibility to go after leadership positions.’

Irishwoman Dr Janice Byrne is associate professor in organisational behaviour and human resources at the IESEG School of Management in Paris. Her rese(...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor: ‘It should be possible to embed sexual consent education within the student experience’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sexual consent classes for students should be embedded across all third level colleges, according to the Minister of State for Higher Education. Mary(...)

Speakers attending the Parnell Summer School in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow from leeft Professor Yvonne Galligan, Queens University ,and Dr Sonja Tiernan, Modern History, Liverpool. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gender quotas should be introduced next year for the local elections, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. Just 21 per cent of lo(...)

The referendum on the deletion of article 41.2 from the Constitution is likely to be held on October 25th. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Cabinet has decided to propose deleting article 41.2 of the Constitution, which recognises women’s special place in the home, in a referendum like(...)

An anti-abortion campaigner protesting in Belfast earlier this month. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Department of Health has been asked to consider measures to protect people from offensive imagery outside maternity hospitals and other health fac(...)

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