‘Real equality for many women remains only an aspiration,’ Senator Ivana Bacik told a conference at Trinity College Dublin on Friday. File photograph: Tom Honan

Postponing the referendum around Article 41.2 of the Constitution, which states the woman’s place is in the home, was “a missed opportunity” and has l(...)

Karen McEvoy (24), from Tallaght, who died in Naas General Hospital of suspected sepsis on Christmas day 2018, one week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital.

Three separate investigations are now under way into the death of Karen McEvoy (24), a mother of three suspected of dying of sepsis a week after givin(...)

Alone in a crowd: Isolation is a problem that can be addressed by people being more present for other people.

Wandering around Eason the other day I noticed a group of young men listening with full attention to another young man who was explaining things to th(...)

‘It Stops Now’: campaign aims to tackle the harmful behaviours which prevent students from being able to safely and equally participate in college life. Photograph: It Stops Now

University College Cork students will unveil a mural on Monday calling for an end to sexual violence and harassment in third-level institutions. It i(...)

Vicky Phelan and Martina Fitzgerald pictured at FemFest conference.Photograph: Tom Honan

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has criticised the “paternalistic, misogynistic” attitude of many in the medical profession. Ms Phelan was di(...)

Suffragette and trade unionist Countess Markievicz, artwork by Jim Fitzpatrick, illuminating the GPO for the 2018 Herstory Light Festival in celebration of the centenary of the Irish Women’s Suffrage. Photograph: HerStory

Projections of bold female faces from Irish history were projected on to public buildings across Dublin’s city centre at the weekend to mark Nollaig n(...)

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 (...)

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