Women’s Aid team has heard reports of women going outside to their car or garden shed to make contact due to a lack of privacy during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Just as domestic abuse victims are being urged to contact services that remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, concerns have emerged that many t(...)

‘In a crisis we reach for good ideas,’ Orla O’Connor, NWCI director said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number one priority for the Government post the coronavirus pandemic must be the delivery of SláinteCare and a single tier health system “based on(...)

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(...)

A homeless person’s tent on the bank of the Grand Canal at Charlemont.   Women now account for 42 per cent of the adult homeless population, and this rises to 44 per cent in the Dublin area. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The average life expectancy of a woman in Ireland today is 84, but the average age of death for a single homeless woman in Dublin is just 38. So(...)

Micheál Martin has said that Fianna Fáil staff committed the party to introducing an emergency rent freeze as demanded in a charity’s policy document, but that he will not pursue such a measure if in government. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Micheál Martin has said that Fianna Fáil staff committed the party to introducing an emergency rent freeze as demanded in a charity’s policy document,(...)

The launch of Siptu’s  Stop 67 campaign to reverse the pension age increase to age 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028. Photograph: , Nick Bradshaw

The country’s largest union Siptu has launched a coalition to pressurise politicians to stop the State pension age rising to 67 next year and to consi(...)

Peter O’Brien, pictured on Sandymount Strand, Dublin at the launch of One Future. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An alliance made up of a broad cross-section of Irish society has launched a campaign for faster and fairer climate action and underlined it is “a cen(...)

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.(...)

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