In the early hours of Sunday morning, people stopped and hugged, lit candles or left notes at the mural depicting Savita Halappanavar at Portobello. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Among the messages fixed to a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin this weekend was one stating simply: “Sorry we were too late. But we are here now(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik said there was broad support for the introduction of legislation, which would help reduce differences in levels of remuneration between men and women. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Draft legislation aimed at reducing the gender pay gap is expected to be initiated by the Government before the summer recess and will likely be far s(...)

Mairéad Hughes, a campaigner with the Save the 8th group, said  the Repeal campaign and the National Women’s Council of Ireland ‘does not represent us, does not speak for us’.

About two dozen women describing themselves as pro-life feminists protested outside Leinster House on Thursday as Minister for Health Simon Harris was(...)

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 (...)

The Minister for Health has confirmed previously he supports repealing the Eighth Amendment and allowing for terminations on request up to 12 weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Pro Life Campaign has accused Minister for Health Simon Harris of crossing a line by offering his political support to two campaign groups seeking(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has offered his political support and assistance to two pro-choice campaign groups seeking a repeal of the Eighth Ame(...)

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(...)

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology  at NUI Galway findings suggest raising the State pension age is beneficial for the healthy with rewarding jobs, but “punitive” for those in ill-health or in physically demanding jobs.

Working past age 66 should be a choice and those who choose not to should be entitled to a full State pension, an expert working group has said. The(...)

About 300 older people protested outside Leinster House on Thursday over the effects of changes to how pension contributions were calculated in 2012. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire.

About 300 people protested outside Leinster House on Thursday as the Cabinet considered proposals aimed at addressing aspects of the State pension sch(...)

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