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Minister for Health Simon Harris said  health officials and the HSE were ‘working together with some urgency to revise the model of care for termination of pregnancy services’ during the pandemic. Photograph: PA.

Doctors and women’s groups are concerned that timely access to abortion services could be compromised during the coronavirus outbreak. They say the l(...)

 Newly elected TD’s from left Jennifer Carroll Mac Neill (FG),  Holly Cairns (Soc Dems) and Claire Kerrane (SF) spoke at the National Women’s Council of Ireland ‘Celebrate the Changemakers’ conference in advance of International Women’s Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

On her first day in Cork County Council, Holly Cairns watched as a colleague walked around congratulating the newly elected representatives. “He sai(...)

 Ruth Coppinger lost her seat. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Election 2020 has been touted as a vote for change but has done little to increase female representation in the Dáil, Women for Election chief executi(...)

Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has had a “litany of historic health scandals” affecting women and female healthcare must now be prioritised, the National Women’s Council of (...)

Gardaí received 2,568 reports of domestic violence last December. Photograph: iStock

Reports of domestic violence to the Garda increase by up to 30 per cent in December when compared with the summer months, newly released figures show.(...)

Patrick Nevin (37):  attacked three women in the space of 11  days. File photograph: Collins

Tech companies must take responsibility for the use of their apps by sexual predators and not leave it up to women to take extra measures to keep them(...)

Majella Moynihan in 1998. She has been commended for telling her story by the National Women’s Council of Ireland. Photograph: RTÉ

A story of secrecy and shame, of a woman being treated appallingly by State institutions, with involvement from the Catholic Church – this is a narrat(...)

European candidate Clare Daly TD at the Dublin count centre last weekend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The modest scale of the increase in the number of women elected to serve on local authorities is disappointing and there is clearly still a long way t(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Hanafin (left) and Kate Feeney (right) who were elected in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has become the first ever local authority in the State to have a 50-50 split of men and women, but less than a quarter of counc(...)

Ailbhe Smyth, former co-director of Together for Yes, said there were less Irish women accessing UK abortion services.

There has been a significant drop in the number of Irish women accessing abortion support services in the UK since the referendum to repeal the eighth(...)

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