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# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Friday 15 May, 2020

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

In order to be eligible for the scheme, employees need a pay slip from January or February this year.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Friday 9 December, 2016

Campaigners say data collection on domestic violence in Ireland at 'crisis point'

A one-day conference in Dublin is urging agencies to gain a better understanding of violence against women in Ireland.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Friday 9 September, 2016

What do women want to change about Ireland? #FeministAgenda is trying to find out

Orla O’Connor from the National Women’s Council of Ireland on the issues that matter most to women.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

These are the Irish radio shows most dominated by men

A new report paints a grim picture of gender balance in Irish media.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Failure to crack down on sex trafficking will make communities 'safe havens for pimps'

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has called for stronger anti-trafficking measures.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Opinon: This Nollaig na mBan, let's recognise that women shoulder the majority of care work

Historically, societies assumed that women did the caring and men were breadwinners. While things are changing, the responsibility for work within the home still falls predominantly to women.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Thursday 12 June, 2014

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts Notanaprilfools

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts

A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI

Maternity leave, working hours and acceptable behaviours are all things that need to be tackled, finds research.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

“Amanda would have been forced to carry to term, fearing every minute”

Amanda Mellet is filing a petition with the UN claiming the government here violated her human rights by refusing to allow her to terminate her unviable pregnancy in Ireland.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Dublin signs up to UN 'safe cities' programme

The programme is working in cities across the globe to prevent and reduce sexual harassment and violence in public places.

Childcare costs leave parents struggling to pay household bills

A survey has shown that costs are also preventing many parents from taking up employment.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Friday 11 January, 2013

10 interesting moments from day three of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion

Thursday was the final day of Oireachtas hearings on how to implement legislation for the X case with religious and advocacy groups having their thoughts heard.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Oireachtas hearings on abortion wrap up with pro-choice presentations

Health Minister James Reilly appeared in the Seanad chamber for the end of today’s sessions.

Churches and lobby groups to address Oireachtas abortion hearings

The third and final day is a busy one, with pro-choice, pro-life and several faith groups all weighing in on abortion.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Monday 17 September, 2012

Column: Yes, the Club Orange ads are offensive. But mainly they’re just lame.

The ‘bits’ campaign insults women and patronises men – but its worst crime is a tedious lack of imagination, writes Jean Sutton. Why do the media keep playing their game?

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Friday 14 September, 2012

Column: Austerity has an unequal impact on women. So let’s fix this.

Statistically speaking, spending cuts hit women hardest – but protecting disadvantaged groups should be at the heart of the Budget, write Orla O’Connor and Clara Fischer.

# national-womens-council-of-ireland - Saturday 28 January, 2012

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights

Susan McKay said Budget cuts to Women’s Council funding had made it impossible for her to do her job properly.