National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor said economic decisions taken over the past five years had hit women hardest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Women should be judged on what they say and do, and not how they look, Louise Glennon of the National Women’s Council of Ireland has said as Taoiseach(...)

Orla O’Connor: “When women are selected, they get elected.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour, Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are on course to reach a legally required quota of women candidates for the next general election and retain their ful(...)

 The mid-term review of the National Women’s Strategy published by the Department of Justice says there has been “no significant increase in women’s involvement in politics in more than 15 years”.   Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

The Government should consider making political parties run equal numbers of male and female candidates in each constituency if the 30 per cent targe(...)