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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Breakthrough for women’s health at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment

The National Womem's Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the decision of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Breakthrough for women’s health at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment

The National Womem's Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the decision of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment...

Monday, December 11, 2017

NWCI expresses concern that introduction of paid parental leave could be delayed

The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) is seriously concerned  at media reports that Ireland is seeking to...

Friday, December 08, 2017

#MeToo - Our legal system must work for women affected by men’s violence

All forms of violence against women must be criminalised and appropriately punished to ensure women have access to justice. This...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

#EveryWoman Cork: Caring for #EveryWoman’s health needs

Three times Olympian Derval O’Rourke today joined the National Women’s Council...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

You can’t be what you can’t see

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will open #FemFest, the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s ...

Thursday, November 23, 2017

If we do nothing, the Gender Pay Gap will increase

Women from the Arts and Media will come together at NWCI’s event #NoSmallChange – Closing the Gender Pay...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Caring for #EveryWoman’s health needs

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today launched Every Woman - Affordable, accessible healthcare...

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

European context demonstrates how Ireland can work toward a better reproductive healthcare system for women

As discussions at the Oireachtas Committee focus on Ireland’s abortion laws as an outlier in Europe, the National...

Monday, November 06, 2017

NWCI calls on the Gate Theatre to initiate an independent investigation

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called on the Gate Theatre to commission an independent investigation...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Women must not be forced to disclose rape to access healthcare services

Following the latest meeting of the Oireachtas Committee, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today said that...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NWCI welcomes Oireachtas Committee proposal not to retain Eighth Amendment in full

In response to the Joint Oireachtas Committee voting for a proposal not to retain the Eighth Amendment in full, Orla...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

More Action Needed to Increase Women’s Representation in Politics in Ireland

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today responded to the publication of a new report by Council...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Social Welfare Bill must reverse 2012 changes to pension bands

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), Age Action and the Irish County Women’s Association (ICA)...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Budget 2018 sees a rising tide in childcare and pensions but it will not lift all boats

NWCI today welcomed Budget 2018’s increased investment in childcare and pensions, but it cautioned that broadening women’s...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Women working in Equality, Technology & Community Education - Meet Sonya Doherty from An Cosán!

Meet Sonya Doherty, a graduate of An Cosán’s Technology courses, who is now working with An...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Getting More Women on Board

The question of getting more women on boards in Ireland is a long-debated discussion, which, in 2015, resulted in the National...

Friday, May 12, 2017

Women working in Equality - Meet Therese Murphy from EIGE

Meet Therese Murphy, former NWCI Chairwoman, now Head of Operations at EIGE, the European Institute for Gender Equality! Therese talks...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Feminist Reflections: Sadhbh Walshe - What Would Rosie Do?

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs commemorating the women of 1916. ...

Monday, September 05, 2016

Reporting on men’s violence against women matters

The horrific murders of Clodagh Hawe and her children have brought devastation to her family, friends and the community in...

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Noreen Byrne: Time for a Coalition of the Belligerent to usher in the values of the 1916 Proclamation

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Claire McGettrick: Spare a thought for those who suffered most for the sake of an idyllic image of Ireland

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mari Steed: We ‘Banished Babies’ remain the last piece of dirty carpet to be examined

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sophie Kane: In 2016, Ireland can no longer ignore us

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Claragh Lucey: Barriers still exist for young women in leadership

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Aoife Kelly: “A woman’s place is in the revolution.”

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vicky Kavanagh: Don’t make us fight another 100 years to end violence against women

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Orla O’Connor: 100 years after 1916, what are we celebrating?

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate?  This Easter Sunday, it is critical that we recognise and celebrate...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Catherine Murphy, Social Democrats: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Out of Silence: Women’s Mental Health in Ireland