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(...)

Deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, Lois West, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan, grew frustrated with the response from both the Garda and the Policing Authority when they tried to raise their concerns, they told the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

Garda civilian analysts who said they were belittled and had their credibility attacked in Garda Headquarters raised concerns last year about whether (...)

The 2013 Rally for Life anti abortion demonstration in Dublin. The Government expects to publish the wording of the referendum next week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Last November, a group of 15 to 20 people who have pressed for changes to Ireland’s abortion laws for decades sat in the headquarters of the National (...)

The Minister for Health has confirmed previously he supports repealing the Eighth Amendment and allowing for terminations on request up to 12 weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Pro Life Campaign has accused Minister for Health Simon Harris of crossing a line by offering his political support to two campaign groups seeking(...)

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