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Key outcomes of the Assembly’s deliberations were agreed in April but its final report was put to the Oireachtas on Wednesday. Photograph: iStock

Specialist training should be provided for judges and lawyers regarding the treatment of survivors of sexual and domestic violence, the final report f(...)

The members voted overwhelmingly to replace Article 41.2 of the Constitution which states: “In particular the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”. Photograph:iStock

The constitutional clause on women’s place being in the home should be replaced by a recognition of the value of care within the home and the wider co(...)

Minister for Children and Equality Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph: Keith Arkins Media

There is today such clear political consensus on the need to replace direct provision that it can easily be forgotten just how thoroughly – and how qu(...)

This is the second time that a citizens’ assembly has debated what is commonly known a “woman’s place is in the home” clause. File photograph: Getty

There is “very little consensus” on what should replace the article in the Constitution about a woman’s place in the home, the Citizens’ Assembly has (...)

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 Citizens’ Assembly chair Dr Catherine Day said women were left in poverty later in life in some cases where they had left school early, took multiple career breaks, or predominantly worked part-time due to other caring responsibilities. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The setup of Ireland’s tax and social welfare systems around the concept of the “male breadwinner” was more likely to leave women in poverty when they(...)

Minister of State Joe O’Brien has criticised the Department of Housing response to proposals to replace the direct provision system. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Housing’s criticism of proposals to end the State’s direct provision system are “very unconstructive” and have “crossed the line”, a(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris TD said current legislation on higher education governance is ‘not fit for purpose and does not reflect the world in which we live’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

University governing bodies will be smaller and feature more external members under new legislation to be published next year, Minister for Higher Edu(...)

Dr Catherine Day, chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legislation mandating employers to publish the gender pay gap at their organisations must be reintroduced following its lapse with the dissolution of (...)

Asylum seekers Azwar and Safra Fuard from Sri Lanka with their daughter Mariyam (3) in a direct provision centre in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, in May. Photograph: Fran Veale / The Irish Daily Mail

Direct provision was never an appropriate way of caring for those who come to Ireland seeking international protection. Since it was introduced 20 yea(...)

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