Former master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Peter Boylan said the thanks of the State should go to the Sisters of Charity for their “brave decision” and to the Minister for Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The former master of the National Maternity Hospital Peter Boylan has said he feels personally vindicated by the decision of the Religious Sisters of (...)

A petition  against the Sisters of Charity  owning the new NMH has had more than 100,000 signatures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 1,500 people marched under glorious Dublin sunshine on Sunday calling on the Government to ensure the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) (...)

Not having an official record of the extent and depth of the problem is a massive barrier to ending violence against women. Photograph:  Enrique Algarra/Imagefile

At least one in five women in Ireland experience domestic or sexual abuse during their lifetimes. We know from resolved cases that more than half of w(...)

Laura Kennedy, a prison officer in Mountjoy men’s prison. Detail from photograph by Beta Bajgart for her exhibition A Woman’s Work

A photographic exhibition of women who work in traditionally male-dominated roles is among the events taking place in Dublin to mark International Wom(...)

 Lucia Shelly and Dr Terri McVeigh at a Nollaig na mBan fundraising event in Dalkey, Co Dublin, in aid of the breast cancer research programme in NUI Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Organisations around the country will celebrate Nollaig na mBan on Friday as part of HerStory, a four-day festival which aims to “bring women’s storie(...)

The What Would You Do? advertising campaign includes billboards, prime time television adverts and a website which gives information on how people can safely intervene when they witness domestic violence

A prominent campaign which focuses on the role of bystanders in preventing domestic violence has been criticised by the National Women’s Council of I(...)

Many social welfare payments have not seen an increase for seven years.

All weekly social welfare payments are to increase by €5 per week from March 2017, bringing basic rates to €193 per week, under Budget 2017. Many of(...)

Dublin Bus strike enters second day. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

1. Dublin Bus services at standstill amid drivers’ strike Motorists have been warned to expect another day of heavy traffic as Dublin Bus services re(...)

National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor. The council is to campaign for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is to campaign for greater access to reproductive rights and a repeal of the Eighth Amendment under a s(...)

Josepha Madigan who was elected in the Stillorgan ward , with her husband Finbarr Hayes and their sons Luke (8) and Daniel (10). Photograph: Dave Meehans

Women’s equality has come a long way since the days of the marriage bar and the contraception train, but when it came to women in politics, up until a(...)

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