The National Women’s Council of Ireland is calling for the urgent introduction of safety zone legislation ahead of a planned 40-day prayer vigil outside the National Maternity Hospital by campaigners opposed to abortion.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2019
The Health Minister has asked his department to engage with the HSE to establish how four consultant obstetricians at a Kilkenny hospital have “decided unanimously” that their unit is not a suitable location for abortion services.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
Coping with multiple, intersecting care demands, such as children and older parents, the need to always “look good”, to achieve in work, and to support partners through their own hard times, are among the many stresses that impact on women’s mental health.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2018
Women’s rights campaigners have expressed dismay after further discrepancies were uncovered in the recording of crime statistics — this time involving sexual offences.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
Drogheda United soccer player Luke Rossiter has said he “doesn’t really know” why he tweeted that he was “delighted for Paddy Jackson” and why he criticised the complainant following last week’s Belfast rape trial verdict.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
Reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on the rights of the unborn was swift and divided. Pro-choice advocates welcomed it, while anti-abortion campaigners said it was rushed and that it exposed Government “hostility” to the unborn child.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2018
Newstalk has concluded its review of the circumstances that led to George Hook’s recent rape remarks, which results in the radio presenter “stepping down” from his weekday slot to “take on” a new weekend show, writes
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
The offer of compensation to a woman who successfully complained to the United Nations about Ireland’s abortion laws, is a recognition by the State that she was subjected to “cruel, inhuman and degrading” treatment because she was forced to travel to seek an abortion, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
The offer of compensation to a woman, who successfully made a case to the United Nations about Ireland’s abortion laws, is a recognition by the State that she was subjected to “cruel, inhuman and degrading” treatment because she was forced to travel to seek an abortion, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NCWI) has said.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
We are better educated than men, but earn less and don’t climb the career ladder in the numbers we should. Is this our choice or is the fault of a culture that believes a good mother is always available to her children, asks
Tue, 10 Mar, 2015