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(...)

Advocate for victims of domestic violence Emma Murphy (left) with Orla O’ Connor, director of the National Womens Council of Ireland. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Victims of domestic violence have no faith in the court system and this prevents them from going to the Garda, according to a woman whose ex-partner a(...)

Many victims of domestic violence choose family rather than criminal courts, as they are not entitled to anonymity during the criminal prosecution process. File image: Reuters

Consideration should be given to establishing “fast-track” criminal courts to handle domestic violence cases, a Director of Public Prosecutions offici(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

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 (...)

Gogglebox participants Tracie Reid and Anita Reilly: ‘We’re mammies most importantly’. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

“We’re both born and reared in the Liberties and not leaving anytime soon,” Anita Reilly says with a laugh as she pours herself a cup of tea in her be(...)

 Leo Varadkar appointed just three women as Ministers of State in his Cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Women for Election, the advocacy and training group that empowers women to enter politics in Ireland, is currently running a #MoreWomen crowdfunding c(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, says it is important that graduates entering the workplace are aware of employment rights. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Young, free and hopeful, you’re about to enter the workforce. You’ve a lot to prove and you’re determined to shine. But do you know your rights? How c(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: her legislation requires solicitors to give their clients specific advice  about available mediation services before they opt for court proceedings.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Lawyers will be obliged to advise their clients to consider the use of mediation before they opt for court proceedings under legislation introduced in(...)

Jen Kelly: “It’s really heartening to see a new movement happening, like the Women’s Marches and a bit of fire under people’s arses.” Photograph: Beta Bajgart

Like all good photographers, Beta Bajgart has a knack of pulling out aspects of people’s personalities and their humanity that might not be so evident(...)

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