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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Oireachtas Committee must put women at the centre of their discussions on the Eighth Amendment

Ahead of the first meeting of the Special Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, the National...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Cabinet, same old gender imbalance

Speaking following the announcement of the Ministers of State, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) expressed its...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ireland is ready for changing its abortions laws

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the ruling of the UN Human Rights Committee in...

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sectioning of a young girl described as “concerning” by National Women’s Council of Ireland

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) described reports in the Irish Times of a girl who was...

Friday, June 09, 2017

NWCI announces Ellen O’Malley Dunlop as the newly elected Chairperson

NWCI is delighted to announce the election of Ellen O’Malley Dunlop as our new Chairperson. Ellen is a...

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Gráinne Healy to receive first ever NWCI Award for Outstanding Feminist Leadership

As the new leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar, sets out his policy agenda, women and men from across Ireland...

Monday, May 29, 2017

NWCI welcomes decision by the Sisters of Charity to remove their ownership from the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group

NWCI has today welcomed the statement of the Sisters of the Charity to remove the order from the ownership and...

Friday, May 26, 2017

NWCI wins Social Media Award for Best Twitter - Non Profit

We are delighted to win the #Sockies17 social media award for Best Twitter - Non Profit. NWCI received the award...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Repealing the Eighth Amendment - NWCI holds successful members only meeting

More than 50 NWCI group and individual members came together on the 16 May to discuss NWCI's position on repealing the...

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

NWCI Submission on Local Economic and Community Plans

In response to a call to support the Department of Housing, Community, Planning and Local Government to develop guidelines to...

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

New National Women’s Strategy must be a key turning point for women’s equality in Ireland

Speaking at the launch of the National Strategy for Women and Girls 2016-2020, the National Women’s Council of...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

NWCI hails Citizens’ Assembly majority vote for abortion with “no restriction as to reasons” as a historic step on the road to women’s equality

As the Citizens’ Assembly voted 64% for abortion to be available with no restriction as to reasons, the National Women...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

NWCI welcomes broad recognition that the 8th amendment does not work

As the Citizens’ Assembly voted to replace Art. 43.3.3. of the Irish Consitution with a new constitutional provision that would...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Women in Ireland deserve a state of the art, independent National Maternity Hospital

In response to the media reports surrounding the planned new National Maternity Hospital, Niamh Allen, Head of Development, NWCI said, ...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

NWCI is currently recruiting for Policy Assistant, Women’s Health

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The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality...

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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...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Enda Kenny, Fine Gael: 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...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Joan Burton, The Labour Party: 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