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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Tackling the childcare crisis requires more than extended parental leave

In response to media reports that the Government is considering proposals to introduce paternity leave and to lengthen parental leave...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Low pay and precarious work create income crisis for women in Ireland

The National Women’s Council of Ireland today responded to the Nevin Economic Research Institute’s (NERI) latest...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Woman’s Place is in the World! Resources from the Beijing+20 conference

On this page we have collated some speeches and resources from the Beijing+20 conference in Dublin Castle, 20 February 2015 Speeches   ...

Sunday, March 08, 2015

No place for sexism in the next General Election

NWCI expresses serious concern at the comments by Cllr. Tony Brabazon on female candidates in the next General Election in...

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Better Boards, Better Business, Better Society – NWCI launches new handbook to increase the number of women on boards in Ireland

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, renowned Icelandic woman entrepreneur, Halla Tomasdottir, launched “Better Boards,...

Friday, February 20, 2015

‘A Woman’s Place is in the World’: Joint major conference on Women’s Rights

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the National Women’s Council of Ireland will host a joint...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Child and Family Relationships Bill – an important moment for families

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the approval of the Child and Family Relationships Bill...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Healthy Food for All National Conference 2015 Intern Recruitment

Healthy Food for All (HFfA) is an all-island charity working to promote access, availability and affordability of healthy food for...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Early Childhood Ireland: Real Voices

Did you know? •         More than 25,000 people are employed in the Early...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Know the difference between Safe and Sinister this Valentine’s Day

Young women don't need to be in a 'domestic' relationship to experience abuse. Ahead of Valentine’s Day 2015,...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NWCI calls on all politicians to support Clare Daly’s Bill on terminations for medical reasons

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today issued its full support for Deputy Clare Daly’s...

Thursday, February 05, 2015

NWCI welcomes the new guidelines for appointments to State Boards and the launch of the State Boards Website

NWCI welcomes today’s launch of the online portal,, as well as the new guidelines, as...

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A gender balanced Pensions Council, but we need a universal pension that tackles the gender pension gap

The Tanaiste announced the membership of the Pensions Council this morning and there was some good news; the Council was...

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Submission: Working Group on Seanad Reform

Read our submission to the Working Group on Seanad Reform. Following an open call from the Working Group, NWCI made...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

How poverty and inequality are affecting women – in Ireland, in Europe and across the globe

As many of the world’s economic decision makers recently gathered in Davos, Oxfam International published a shocking report...

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