Ivana Bacik

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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(...)

‘It’s so pervasive for younger women and particularly women in less powerful roles in workplaces,’ Senator Ivana Bacik said. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said sexual harassment is “absolutely pervasive” in the workplace and she experienced it herself. Ms Bacik told the P(...)

Mairead McGuinness MEP addresses the MacGill Summer School:  research shows a woman has only one-third of the opportunity of a man to speak at forums. Photograph: North West Newspix

In 2016 and 2017, 75 per cent of those listed on the “papers delivered” section of the MacGill Summer School website were men. There were a number of (...)

Photographic Genius Award: Fianna Fail’s Waterford TD Mary Butler got 31 colleagues, mostly TDs, to pose together for a photograph on Merrion Square to signal support for the No campaign in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Fianna Fáil

Politician of the season Simon Harris won plaudits from all sides of the Yes campaign for his handling of the abortion referendum campaign. The Mini(...)

Constance Markievicz: like all Sinn Féin MPs she was elected on an abstentionist platform

Britain will formally recognise the first female MP elected to Westminster when the Vótáil 100 committee presents a portrait of Countess Constance Mar(...)

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Senator Ivana Bacik during a Labour  press briefing on religion in schools.   Photograph:  Collins

The Citizen’s Assembly should be recalled to consider a constitutional referendum to end religious control of schools, according to the Labour Party. (...)

 Mona Abdulmagid from Gaza  at a gathering of  people outside Leinster House to show support for the Occupied Territories Bill

There was sustained applause and a standing ovation in the Seanad after the Upper House voted in support of a Bill banning the importation to Ireland (...)

Michael McDowell on Shane Ross (above): “It arises from his dissatisfaction with the way a particular case that he was involved in as a plaintiff was decided. I won’t go further into it. I know the details and I know what we are dealing with here.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross “is driven by a personal agenda” in pushing legislation on the appointment of judges because of his disappointment w(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross singled out Independent Senator Michael McDowell, who has been a vocal opponent of the measures. Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to reform the manner in which judges are appointed has passed second stage in the Seanad. The Judicial Appointments Bill, which has been (...)

Seanad Éireann in its  temporary home in the Ceramics Room of the National Museum of Ireland. File image: Maxwells.

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has said he expects all his party colleagues in the Oireachtas to support the abortion legislation. He told the S(...)

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