A task force led by Prof Jane Grimson, former vice-provost of Trinity College Dublin, was set up by the university early last year, after a landmark Equality Tribunal case was won by botanist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington.

A proposal to introduce mandatory gender quotas at NUI Galway (NUIG) will not resolve an “underlying problem” of institutional discrimination at the u(...)

Canine therapy has been used in colleges in recent years to help calm stressed-out students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Playing with puppies. Free yoga classes. Social media “holidays”. Mindfulness tips. These are just some of the ways colleges and universities are try(...)

The GPO after the Rising. Relatives of the victims of Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter Week

Relatives of the victims of the notorious Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

An academic who was at the centre of a major gender discrimination battle with NUI Galway has welcomed proposals to introduce mandatory gender quotas(...)

The quadrangle at NUI Galway: Gender equality taskforce set up in 2015 after Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington  won a landmark Equality Tribunal case against the university

Mandatory gender quotas should be introduced in NUI Galway to increase the number of female academics in senior posts, a major inquiry set up after it(...)

An NUIG open day. The authors state that of the 146 comments regarding workplace culture the majority were critical, saying “the culture was generally regarded as not being supportive of equality of opportunity”

NUI Galway staff described the culture in their workplace as being “toxic”, “misogynist” and “bullying” when responding to an internal survey which fo(...)

Prof Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: equality and diversity appointment made after it was found she had been discriminated against in being passed over for promotion by NUIG. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) has appointed a vice-president for equality and diversity, saying it is the first appointment of its kind in an Irish university. P(...)

Micheal Burke on his land at Ballymaquive, Ardrahan, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Sections of a €550 million motorway being constructed in Co Galway may have to be raised in parts due to flooding, according to a leading hydrologist.(...)

The conference on gender inequality heard that OECD research indicated gender initiatives were significant in increasing economic growth. Photograph: Getty Images

Gender equality should be incorporated in world university rankings, leading specialist Prof Pat O’Connor has said. Prof O’Connor, who is a member (...)

Dr Noel Browne, who died in 1997, at his home in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

SOCIALIST politician and health reformer Dr Noël Browne was both “mesmerising” and “infuriating”, and an “inveterate individualist”, a conference ma(...)

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