A number of events are taking place all over the country and world to mark International Women's Day.
New figures have been released which show that there are more women in Ireland than men.
Ireland has almost 2.5m women with the biggest ratio difference in Dublin.
In general, women are better educated than men with 43% of women having a third level education.
19 women over 75 got married in 2016 and nine married grooms who were at least 10 years younger.
There were 372 women 100 years or over.
Today, we flip our Golden Arches to celebrate the women who have chosen McDonald's to be a part of their story, like the Williams family. In the U.S. we’re proud to share that 6 out of 10 restaurant managers are women. https://t.co/6z88OhjXpO pic.twitter.com/hXfOi3wWQf— McDonald's (@McDonalds) March 8, 2018
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! Show big love to all of the amazing women in your life 💚
Today, I’ll be marching in Dublin city with thousands of other Irish women who also believe that us Irish should have the right to choose when it comes to abortion! #repealthe8th #IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/RUrQ9CePLt— Melanie Murphy (@melaniietweets) March 8, 2018
Today's "Repeal & International Woman's Day March" will begin around 5.30pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.March 8, 2018
Happy International #WomensDay! #TimeIsNow to support each other, believe in each other & encourage each other to speak up for rights & gender equality! https://t.co/Non0GlY9S5 #IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/kJJ0zBF1Oy— UN Women (@UN_Women) March 8, 2018
Happy International Women's Day! We're celebrating the women who have changed the world.March 8, 2018
Celebrating all the strong women playing in and supporting our Championship! 💪🙋♀️🏉
Those who paved the way, those making it happen now, and the next generation of Women's Rugby players to come!March 8, 2018
In honor of #IWD2018 we stand with the incredible women of Broadway to tell Malala's story. A portion of the proceeds from the #FearlessSquad shirts will be donated to support the @MalalaFund. Get yours today: https://t.co/Reah9ojVwC pic.twitter.com/XAuN2g4gSq— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) March 8, 2018