Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

 Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh: “What defines a university is the quality of its students, the quality of its staff and the quality of the student experience. Some rankings measure those and some don’t.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh is looking to make his mark. The 13th president of NUI Galway (National University of Ireland, Galway) has a legacy to leave in th(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington won a landmark Equality Tribunal case in 2014 after it found she lost out on a promotion on the basis of her gender Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington has first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to be passed over for promotion on the basis of your gender. She was o(...)

Four female NUI Galway lecturers whose gender discrimination cases against the university has been settled. They are pictured with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

NUI Galway (NUIG) has declined to comment on the amount public money involved in settling a high-profile gender discrimination row involving the unive(...)

The four NUI Galway lecturers who say they were discriminated against on gender grounds with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

Four female lecturers who say they were discriminated against on gender grounds are set to be promoted as part of a settlement with NUI Galway which i(...)

Seán Bailey. Photograph: John Knutson

Mary McEvoy Bailey emigrated to the US in 1886 with her young son, my grandfather Joseph, in tow. The sudden paralysis and later death of her husband (...)

Minister with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said achieving gender equality was a key priority. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

NUI Galway, which was at the centre of a high-profile gender discrimination row, is to receive official recognition for its work to advance gender equ(...)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, re-enacts smashing the windows in Dublin Castle  pictured being arrested by RIC man Rob McCarthy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than a century ago, a cartoon appeared in the Irish media featuring a glamorously dressed woman smashing a window with a hammer. On each pane wer(...)

To mark the centenary of women getting the vote in Ireland, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington re-enacts her grandmother smashing the windows of Dublin Castle to highlight women’s disenfranchisement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

At 5am on June 13th, 1912, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington set out alone for Dublin Castle, the seat of British Government rule in Ireland. Armed with a sti(...)

The agreement includes compensation of an undisclosed sum.

One of five female academics who initiated action against NUI Galway over lack of promotion has reached an agreement after an initial Labour Court hea(...)

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