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(...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and  Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland,  are pictured at a  European Conference  in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Maxwells.

International Women’s Day is in danger of becoming “what holy days used to be” and “a chance to skive off with friends”, the Minister of State for Hig(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment  Richard Bruton, as well as Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty.

The Government is poised to ratify the Istanbul Convention as part of a special cabinet meeting on International Women’s Day, which takes place on Fri(...)

‘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(...)

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