Recent debates around #MeToo and abortion have forced many young women to reckon with past traumas. Photograph: Getty Images

Last week, the EU agency Eurofound published an in-depth report examining young people and their mental health and wellbeing. Specifically, it focused(...)

The National Women’s Council of Ireland said the proposed agency would reduce the burden on ‘mothers who parent alone to litigate for child maintenance’.

A State-funded agency should be set up to help mothers sue absent fathers for maintenance payments, the National Women’s Council of Ireland has said. (...)

 Mary Doherty of Lifeline Inishowen  with supporters outside  the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

It was “just not good enough” that rural domestic violence services were threatened with closure just months after Ireland ratified the Istanbul Conve(...)

Patrick Nevin (37):  attacked three women in the space of 11  days. File photograph: Collins

Tech companies must take responsibility for the use of their apps by sexual predators and not leave it up to women to take extra measures to keep them(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris ‘was gung-ho on getting in Repeal the Eighth - I think for cynical reasons - without preparing the system for the workload that was thrown upon it,’ says Kilkenny consultants Prof Ray O’Sullivan.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

An additional obstetrician is to be appointed to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny as part of the rollout of abortion services to its maternity unit. Th(...)

Majella Moynihan in 1998. She has been commended for telling her story by the National Women’s Council of Ireland. Photograph: RTÉ

A story of secrecy and shame, of a woman being treated appallingly by State institutions, with involvement from the Catholic Church – this is a narrat(...)

European candidate Clare Daly TD at the Dublin count centre last weekend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The modest scale of the increase in the number of women elected to serve on local authorities is disappointing and there is clearly still a long way t(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Hanafin (left) and Kate Feeney (right) who were elected in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has become the first ever local authority in the State to have a 50-50 split of men and women, but less than a quarter of counc(...)

Ailbhe Smyth, former co-director of Together for Yes, said there were less Irish women accessing UK abortion services.

There has been a significant drop in the number of Irish women accessing abortion support services in the UK since the referendum to repeal the eighth(...)

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(...)

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