Mary Banotti

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Kate Holmquist, photographed at home in 2013.Photograph: Alan Betson

Tributes have been paid to the journalist and author Kate Holmquist, who has died. The death of Ms Holmquist (62), who lived in Sandycove in Co Dubl(...)

The year 1984 became notorious for a number of stories involving women, pregnancy outside marriage, and their treatment by society, church and State(...)

Mary Coughlan celebrating her appointment as Minister for Agriculture in 2004. Photograph: Frank Miller

After Constance Markievicz, Ireland had no woman at cabinet for 60 years. In the past century, there have been just 19 female ministers - and two fema(...)

Minister of State Joe McHugh said  the number of applicants for election missions was always higher than the number of available places. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Foreign Affairs will shortly call for applications from individuals who wish to take part in overseas election monitoring missions, (...)

Mary Banotti: “My mother told me she’d written ‘Undecided’ across her ballot paper and I burst into tears.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For many of the women in Dublin Castle, the referendum result was the result of days, weeks or months or work. For others – some in the castle, some w(...)

Michael Collins (1890 - 1922) in London for the treaty negotiations.  Photograph: by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Auctioneers of historical memorabilia enjoyed something of a boom in Easter Rising-related artefacts in the run-up to the centenary commemorations two(...)

 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(...)

Citizens’ Assembly: the final ballot paper included 65 options on abortion. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The lights went out on the Eighth Amendment as we know it at Malahide this weekend. The 91 members of the Citizens’ Assembly gathered at the Grand Ho(...)

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD to give annual Michael Collins oration.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will deliver the oration at Béal na Bláth this August to mark the death of Gen Michael Collins. Béal na Bláth(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Fine Gael’s  six MEP candidates at the launch of the party’s European election campaign. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Ah, there’s the coffee and an attractive display of cookies, some wince-inducing obstetrical instruments and a sign saying “Do Not Spit.” (...)

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