The setting of gender targets is still rare in Irish companies, the survey found. Photograph: iStock

Nine out of 10 Irish companies and organisations have adopted initiatives aimed at improving gender balance and inclusion, but opinion is divided on w(...)

The 20 largest companies trading on the Euronext Dublin (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange) have met an interim target to have at least 25 per cent female directors on their boards by the end of 2019

Some “heartening” advances, but still a “serious gender imbalance” at the top level of business in Ireland. That was the mixed verdict of the Governme(...)

Grainne Byrne: “Friends advised me to take a few jobs off my CV and my LinkedIn to make myself look younger”

Every day that passes we add six hours on to our average life expectancy. A baby born in the developed world today could conceivably live to be 142 ye(...)

Aileen O’Toole: “My preference would be for gender targets rather than quotas.”

Studies consistently show that gender balance in the boardroom is better for business, with increased profits, fewer scandals, and better returns on c(...)

Family support groups gather for a minute’s silence during the 18th Service of Commemoration and Hope at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Sean McDermott Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sean McDermott Street a gospel choir is singing and multicoloured quilts are hanging from the walls. Each quilt repre(...)