Clara Fischer

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Wolfe Tone is the recognised father of Irish republicanism.

Ireland has a strange relationship with the word “republican”. It was first associated here with Wolfe Tone’s campaign for Irish self-determination, a(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

This week a UN Committee published a major report on Ireland’s record on women’s human rights. For the first time in a decade, the Irish State had bee(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Analysis of Irish austerity budgets highlights the gendered nature of Irish fiscal policy. Photograph: Eric Luke

Budget 2017 will be unveiled tomorrow. In March next year Ireland’s performance on the protection of women’s human rights will be assessed by the Unit(...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

Lone parent Michelle McFarland from Kildare and her 14 year old daughter - she says she faces cuts of up to €140 a week. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

This week, lone parents were subject to the last of a series of cuts to welfare payments that supplemented their part-time, low-paid employment. In(...)

Spot the philosopher: who is the great thinker? Answer at the end of the piece

You don’t need a beard to get ahead in philosophy, but being a man certainly helps. That’s according to the Society of Women in Philosophy Ireland (...)

Food for thought: every fifth child in Ireland is at risk of poverty, going without a substantial meal in a 24-hour period or living in unheated homes

The Government is, this week, finalising another budget that will have wide-ranging implications for people’s lives and wellbeing. Sadly, however, the(...)

Orlaith de Paor and Liz White from Bray during a pro-choice rally   the Dáil last December. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tomorrow, the Oireachtas health committee will begin hearing submissions from legal and medical experts on the Protection of Life During Pregna(...)

Margaret Thatcher surrounded by other European leaders, including then taoiseach Jack Lynch, French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, president Patrick Hillery and Italian prime minister Francesco Cossiga, at Áras an Uachtaráin in 1979. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

References to Margaret Thatcher habitually prompt familiar questions regarding her status as a trailblazer for women, or, indeed, as a feminist(...)