President Michael D Higgins described the shooting of an elderly woman during the War of Independence by the IRA as an act of “exceptional cruelty”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has said the shooting of an elderly woman during the War of Independence by the IRA was an act of “exceptional cruelty”. (...)

Warning poster in 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The new junior cycle history specification was introduced to the classroom in September 2018 and will become a core subject for all students in Septem(...)

 Prof. Siobhan Mullally, Director Irish Centre of Human Rights, NUIG speaking at The Citizens’ Assembly, session on The Family on Sunday at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has an “incredibly low” divorce rate and one of the highest birth rates in Europe, the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality has been told. (...)

Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Catherine Day said the session on Saturday was to get people to ‘think how much gender stereotyping is inside all of us whether we know it or not’. File photograph: Catherine Day

Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Catherine Day has suggested that the public may be more liberal on the issue of gender equality than might be expected. (...)

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 (...)

Auxiliaries, who worked alongside the Black and Tans in the War of Independence, talk to a postman with a GPO mail cart in Dublin. Photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

Physical and sexual violence was waged against women during the Civil War and the War of Independence by republicans as well as by the notorious Black(...)

Prof Linda Connolly: While 52 per cent of entry-level academic positions are filled by women, they represent only 19 per cent of professorships

The review carried out last year by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) confirmed what many commentators had observed for years: women are “vastly un(...)