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Ailbhe Smyth will co-chair the Together for Yes campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment plan to launch their nationwide umbrella campaign next week in Dublin under the banner “Together fo(...)

Deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, Lois West, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan, grew frustrated with the response from both the Garda and the Policing Authority when they tried to raise their concerns, they told the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

Garda civilian analysts who said they were belittled and had their credibility attacked in Garda Headquarters raised concerns last year about whether (...)

The 2013 Rally for Life anti abortion demonstration in Dublin. The Government expects to publish the wording of the referendum next week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Last November, a group of 15 to 20 people who have pressed for changes to Ireland’s abortion laws for decades sat in the headquarters of the National (...)

Pensions reform: Regina Doherty announced the changes last month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Pension reforms announced with fanfare by Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty will benefit far fewer women than campaigners had originally e(...)

RTÉ:  Prof Yvonne Galligan of Queen’s University Belfast said Kieran Mulvey’s review failed to provide a clear gender profile of RTÉ, including the different types of employment contracts or a breakdown of part-time/full-time staff. Photograph: Alan Betson

A review of gender equality in RTÉ which the broadcaster published earlier this month has been strongly criticised by a leading academic. Prof Yvonne(...)

Senator Catherine Noone said that the Oireachtas committee had found it difficult to find expert medical witnesses who wanted the Eighth Amendment  retained in its present form. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The National Women’s Council, the largest representative organisation for women in Ireland, will launch a campaign this week to appeal to the “middle (...)

Former director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan who is facing allegations of harassment and bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called for an independent investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan during his(...)

George Hook: his vow of on-air omertà has also apparently been taken by his colleagues. Photograph: Alan Betson

Contrary to common belief, sorry is not the hardest word, even for someone as unapologetically outspoken as George Hook – who has now been suspended b(...)

Orla O’Connor, director, NWCI. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Targeted measures to get more women in the boardroom must include a national action plan and gender quotas, according to the National Women’s Council (...)

Protesters outside the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mary Merritt (86) was six-and-a-half stone when, aged 31, she left High Park laundry in Drumcondra, Dublin, in 1961. At protest in Dublin on Friday,(...)

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