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# women - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# women - Thursday 18 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge 9 questions women need answered right this second The Issues

9 questions women need answered right this second

Well? We’re waiting.

# women - Friday 12 February, 2016

Awkward - UK companies must reveal difference between average pay of men and women

The new rule will apply to all companies with more than 250 employees.

# women - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together'

At the beginning he was nice, making sure I got home safely and on time for curfew, but things changed, writes an anonymous contributor.

# women - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Women can see when other women are at their most fertile by just looking at their face

That’s according to a study which found that more fertile women “are better at guarding their mate from potential adultery”.

# women - Thursday 4 February, 2016

"I don’t eat, I feel sick constantly": Protest held by homeless mothers in Ballymun

They said they spoke to a Dublin City Council employee at the protest.

# women - Saturday 30 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 10 important questions Irish women have for Irish men Question Time

10 important questions Irish women have for Irish men

We demand answers.

Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards

James Heffernan’s claims come in the wake of the controversy over David Begg’s appointment as chair of the Pensions Authority.

# women - Friday 22 January, 2016

Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday

Shortly after he was elected, Francis raised conservative eyebrows by performing the rite on men and women, Catholics and Muslims.

# women - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

# women - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

# women - Thursday 14 January, 2016

When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode

Ovulation calendars, doctors’ appointments, tests and treatments start to take over.

# women - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

It's Women's Christmas, so what's it all about?

Times have changed, but the tradition lives on.

# women - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 enraging clothing problems every woman has had to endure The Boob Gap

14 enraging clothing problems every woman has had to endure

This is why we take so long to get ready.

# women - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Women shouldn't have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion

While over 90% of abortions in England are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual violence are often the exception.

# women - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Bill Cosby's attorney: 'My client is not guilty. This is a game of political football'

Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby’s attorney, said he has been “unjustly” accused of a crime.

# women - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

More bizarre situations will emerge unless we say women are not vessels

If you believe that mothers should come first when being treated medically, then the eighth needs to be repealed, writes Sam Elliot.

# women - Sunday 13 December, 2015

A woman has won a seat in Saudi Arabia's historic election

Female candidates could not meet male voters during the campaign.

# women - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Irish women who travelled abroad are sharing their faces to 'de-stigmatise abortion'

The 11 women have done so in an effort to highlight the constitutional ban on abortion here.

# women - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Will Enda keep his promise to women?

Women for Election want the Taoiseach and other party leaders to commit to more gender balance in the next Dáil.

# women - Friday 27 November, 2015

"When I joined... I was one of a tiny minority" - the Commissioner wants more women gardaí on the force

There are 600 new Garda positions on the way in 2016.

# women - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Fine Gael still needs more women

The party still has work to do in order to comply with new gender quota rules.

# women - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'

Journalist and and Irish Book Awards-nominated editor Sinead Gleeson on why speaking out can help bring change.

# women - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls Dropping The Knife This post contains images

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls

Some 78% of girls and women in The Gambia undergo female circumcision – but that figure is slowly dropping.

'Slutwalks aren’t the lunatic fringe of feminism. They're a reminder that dressing “like a slut” is never an invitation to rape'

Are you tired of that same old message being rehashed every time a woman is brutally attacked or killed? I am, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# women - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'The assumption is that plays written by women aren’t good enough'

Grace Dyas says cultural bodies that get state funding should be more accountable and do a better job of reflecting the diversity of Irish life.

# women - Monday 16 November, 2015

Iranian women who refuse to wear veil to have cars confiscated

All women in Iran, including foreigners, are required to cover their hair and neck.

# women - Monday 9 November, 2015

Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'

The statement today follows almost a week of campaigning for equality in the Irish theatre scene.

What are political leaders waiting for? It's time to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Abortion is a sensitive subject., but there are many reasons why the laws need to be overhauled, writes Julien Mercille.

# women - Saturday 7 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge 13 hardest things about being an Irish woman Fally Downy Tights

13 hardest things about being an Irish woman

It’s not a picnic, you know.

# women - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Man arrested over nine linked sexual assaults in Clapham

The suspect is described as a man with dark hair and as being of Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern appearance.

# women - Monday 2 November, 2015

Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches

The 12-strong group now face the wrath of Vatican officials in Rome.

# women - Thursday 29 October, 2015

A brave woman is calling for a fightback against harassment on Ireland's streets

Laura Duncliffe has spoken out after she was attacked while walking with friends.

# women - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge 8 reasons why your bra is the perfect place to store your stuff Boob Pockets

8 reasons why your bra is the perfect place to store your stuff

The most important pocket we have.

# women - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Revealed: How and why Fine Gael needs to find at least five women

With all 40 selection conventions complete, party strategists are now deciding where to add candidates in order to comply with gender quotas.

# women - Monday 19 October, 2015

Revealing the hidden lives of the women behind the genius of Oscar Wilde

A new Irish book explores the role of women in Wilde’s life.

# women - Friday 16 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge This list of 'Things Women Hear In A Lifetime' is being shared like crazy on Facebook You're A Heartbreaker

# women - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge 13 devastating bra problems every woman has experienced Big Bras

13 devastating bra problems every woman has experienced

Burn them. Burn them all* (*most of them).