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#Women

# women - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

# women - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

# women - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening

Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.

# women - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'

The Paint Your Bump campaign is running next week to encourage women to speak about the difficulties of motherhood.

# women - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Exhibition shows letters and postcards sent to Irish women from the frontline in World War One

The exhibition looks at the impact the First World War had on Irish women.

# women - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# women - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights

Women earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# women - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Step into the archives and look back at the incredible year of 1918

This week we brought you the story of Ireland 100 years ago.

# women - Thursday 8 February, 2018

This Waterford woman's diary shows us what life was like in Ireland 100 years ago

It was written by Rosamond Jacob, a feminist and suffragist.

# women - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Fighting for equality: The life of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

The suffragette smashed a window at Dublin Castle in 1912.

# women - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'

About 2,700 girls living in Ireland may be at risk of undergoing the practice.

On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote

We take a look at the important moments leading up to the momentous event.

# women - Monday 5 February, 2018

What the National Library archives tell us about the 'incredibly dramatic year' of 1918

We took a trip to the archives to find out about some of the fascinating people involved.

# women - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Four babies born to women in prison last year

The seven births in 2017 and 2016 follow no births to mothers in custody in 2015 with three in 2014 and two in 2013.

# women - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

# women - Friday 12 January, 2018

Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap

Just over one in three women have a pension, compared to over half of men.

# women - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

# women - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Leo wants to have a convention on the status of women in Ireland

The commission will submit a report on ways to tackle gender inequality in Ireland.

# women - Monday 18 December, 2017

Civil servants: 'Men are twice as likely to occupy senior positions as women'

Achieving gender equity has to be underpinned by a greater openness to real flexibility across grades and departments, writes Selina McCoy.

# women - Friday 24 November, 2017

Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners

Women’s Aid is calling for tougher punishments for abusers.

# women - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

# women - Monday 13 November, 2017

Alison Spittle on sexism, friendship, and how the midlands made her funny

We talked to the comedian about her brand new TV show, which debuts tonight.

# women - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched

It’s understood this is one of the concrete offerings in Fine Gael’s new ‘rolling manifesto’ It will focus on removing gender barriers from all aspects of Irish life.

# women - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge "They'll do" - This 1967 RTÉ report on what Irish women think about Irish men is sassy as hell Sassy Sixties

"They'll do" - This 1967 RTÉ report on what Irish women think about Irish men is sassy as hell

“By the time they reach the age where they feel inclined to get married, they’re all old and bald”.

# women - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

# women - Monday 16 October, 2017

France plans instant fines for cat-calling women

The new law will see men fined on the spot for lecherous and aggressive behaviour.

# women - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'

What do men in Saudi Arabia think about the removal of the ban on women driving?

# women - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'Power to the Peepee': Dutch women are protesting about a lack of female public loos

A woman was fined €90 this week for public urination.

# women - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object?

If money were no issue, would you prefer to spend all your time with your child?

# women - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

# women - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public

It is common for women to be referred to as the “wife of” or “daughter of” a man, rather than by their names.

# women - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says

Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumours in the oesophagus and breasts.

# women - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# women - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.

# women - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill

The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.

# women - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

The feminisation of homelessness: Ireland has far more homeless women than Europe

New research shows that almost 50% of homeless people in Dublin are women.

# women - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

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