Ivana Bacik

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Students protest against the committal proceedings  taken in  High Court against four student leaders by Society for the Protection of Unborn Children in 1989. Photograph: Mark Maxwell

Nearly three decades ago, I was threatened with prison by Spuc (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was 1989; I was president of Trinit(...)

 Members of the Citizens’ Assembly casting their vote at its final meeting on the topic of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution on Saturday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There was shouting and screaming. The sounds were shrill. It was Saturday, just passed. I was lying in my bed with the hangover of a 12-hour migraine(...)

There are fears that the prospect of being asked very  personal questions in a court is discouraging some victims of sexual abuse from coming forward. File photograph: Getty Images

Large numbers of rape victims are being questioned about their sexual history in court, even when it has nothing to do with their allegations, figures(...)

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin said a 13.9% pay gap between men and women equates to a woman having to work for free for a month. Photograph: Collins

Companies with 50 employees or more would have to publish details of the pay discrepancies between male and female workers under proposals from the La(...)

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

The Tuam baby scandal has been described as Ireland’s “dirty little secret’’ by Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell. He told the Seanad on Tuesday (...)

Catherine Ardagh: What is most disturbing is Donald Trump’s sacking of Sally Yates. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil Senator Catherine Ardagh called for the setting up of a task force to work on behalf of the undocumented Irish in the United States. “As(...)

A view of the crowd, estimated at 5,000, at the Women’s March  in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The gathering under granite grey skies at the end of the Dublin leg of the Women’s March on Washington had to be moved from the GPO on O’Connell Stree(...)

Louise O’Reilly, Catherine Martin, Kate O’Connell, Norah Casey, Women for Election co-founder Niamh Gallagher, Fiona O’Loughlin  and Ivana Bacik at the Women for Election event.  Photograph:  Conor McCabe

The outcome of the general election was a vindication of the introduction of gender quotas, a seminar on women in politics was told on Thursday night.(...)

Spectators at Dublin Castle for the Referendum on Marriage Equality count in May of  2015: we must continue moving towards full equality for LGBT people. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Eighteen months ago, on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, our nation came together to declare that all people should be treated equally, no matter who they lo(...)

Late writer William Trevor: Tributes paid in the Seanad. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin Seanad leader Senator Rose Conway-Walsh led tributes in the Seanad to the late writer William Trevor. She wanted to “acknowledge the wonder(...)

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