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A taskforce report has made 24 recommendations aimed at promoting gender equality at NUI Galway.

Mandatory gender quotas will be introduced in NUI Galway to ensure more women are promoted to senior academic posts. The move follows a decision by t(...)

NUI Galway: the university  has said it takes the issue of gender equality very seriously and has set up a task force to review its practices.

Women are significantly under-represented in senior academic roles in third-level institutions in Ireland, new figures show. A breakdown of Higher Edu(...)

Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the  CPSU said the Lansdowne Road agreement was a ‘start on the road to the full restoration of all pay and conditions’.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower -paid and mid ranking civil servants as well as university teachers have voted to accept the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay.(...)

NUIG initiated a task force in January in response to an Equality Tribunal finding in favour of scientist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington late last year

Four female lecturers at NUI Galway (NUIG) have secured trade union backing for two court challenges which they are pursuing over lack of promotion.Th(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, who successfully took a case against her employer NUIG on the grounds of gender discrimination. A meeting on gender and equality issues in higher education has heard how such cases are still rare.  File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Female academics remain very reluctant to bring cases over career progression or gender discrimination, often because they feel isolated, a leading tr(...)

The protest at NUI Galway  during the meeting of the Governing Authority of the college. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) is setting up a taskforce to advise on policies, procedures and a “range of initiatives” related to achieving gender equality. (...)

Level playground: the futures of children as they progress through the system become increasingly determined by gender. Above, Blessington primary school in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

Our education system is askew. Boys are underperforming in school. Girls are making big strides and achievements in education, but women are massiv(...)

The issue of gender inequality has been under review at a number of universities, including UCC.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The number of women progressing to senior academic posts in universities is “unacceptably low”, with women filling less than one in five of pro(...)

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