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(...)

The report recommended that each government department should develop its own goals for promoting opportunities for women.  Photograph: iStock

The Government should place gender-equality goals at the heart of its budgetary plans, a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight has(...)

In the early hours of Sunday morning, people stopped and hugged, lit candles or left notes at the mural depicting Savita Halappanavar at Portobello. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Among the messages fixed to a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin this weekend was one stating simply: “Sorry we were too late. But we are here now(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik said there was broad support for the introduction of legislation, which would help reduce differences in levels of remuneration between men and women. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Draft legislation aimed at reducing the gender pay gap is expected to be initiated by the Government before the summer recess and will likely be far s(...)

Mairéad Hughes, a campaigner with the Save the 8th group, said  the Repeal campaign and the National Women’s Council of Ireland ‘does not represent us, does not speak for us’.

About two dozen women describing themselves as pro-life feminists protested outside Leinster House on Thursday as Minister for Health Simon Harris was(...)

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