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#Women's Issues

# womens-issues - Friday 25 January, 2019

Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country

Some women simply don’t have enough money to buy sanitary products so councils are piloting a scheme to distribute them in public buildings, writes Rebecca Moynihan.

# womens-issues - Monday 18 August, 2014

Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation

The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.

Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators

This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.

# womens-issues - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?

Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.

# womens-issues - Thursday 18 October, 2012

US Elections: Issue of abortion an important factor for female voters

Meanwhile, issues such as energy, immigration, and terrorism are less important to voters than in 2008.

# womens-issues - Monday 23 July, 2012

Pro Life Campaign challenges Junior Minister over remarks on abortion

Kathleen Lynch said the Government would have no choice but to legislate for abortion in certain circumstances if the expert group, tasked with looking at the issue, recommends it.

# womens-issues - Monday 12 March, 2012

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

# womens-issues - Friday 15 July, 2011

Column: Abortion is a reality in Ireland – now we need to legislate for it

Senator Ivana Bacik and her student union colleagues were threatened with jail in 1989 for giving out information on abortion. She argues that public opinion has turned and that the Government must confront reality.

# womens-issues - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Female breadwinners more likely to seek a divorce Earning Power

Female breadwinners more likely to seek a divorce

If you’re a woman and you earn more than 60% of you household’s income the news is not so good…