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Thursday, June 04, 2020

NWCI announces committed feminist, Louise Lovett, as new Chairperson

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is delighted to announce Louise Lovett as our new Chairperson. Her...

Friday, May 29, 2020

NWCI welcomes resolution of discrimination in the Wage Subsidy Scheme but criticises delays

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today welcomed the proposal to resolve the discrimination in...

Friday, May 29, 2020

It is not the parent’s job to offset childcare costs, it is the job of the new Government

Responding to the latest developments in Government negotiations that parties are considering giving more money to parents to offset creche...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

IHREC: Exclusion of women from TWSS is contrary to the State’s obligations under EU law

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today received correspondence from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission ...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Setting the Feminist Agenda for the Economy

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is today holding a webinar, “Setting the feminist Agenda for...

Monday, May 25, 2020

When Women Won – Celebrating the Anniversary of Repealing the 8th Amendment

Today (25th May 2020) marks the second anniversary of the day that 1,429,981 people voted to repeal the 8th Amendment and remove...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

#NoDiscrimination - Protect women workers and maternity rights during Covid-19

Women returning from maternity leave are currently denied access to the Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. This particularly affects low...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Covid-19 must lead to a better future for women

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today highlighted the disproportionate impact of the Covid-19 crisis on women...

Friday, May 15, 2020

NWCI wants to hear from you on Women’s Mental Health, Covid-19 and Caring

Today the National Women's Council of Ireland launched an online survey, “Women's Experiences of Caring during...

Friday, May 15, 2020

NWCI launch online survey on women’s mental health, Covid-19 and caring

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today launched on online survey, “Women's Experiences of Caring...

Thursday, May 14, 2020

NWCI writes to Equality Commission on exclusion of women returning from maternity leave from TWSS

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today wrote to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC),...

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Now is the time to get welfare payments right for women

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today responded to the discussions on the future the Pandemic Unemployment...

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Sláintecare: NWCI and 29 civil society groups write to political parties

Tuesday, 5th May 2020   Dear Sir/Madam,   In response to the recent publication of the FF/FG Framework Document...

Friday, May 01, 2020

Stark gender differences show gender equality must be at the heart of next Programme for Government

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today commented on the publication of the CSO Women and...

Friday, April 24, 2020

NWCI, ICTU, SIPTU: Women returning from maternity leave excluded from the Temporary Wage Scheme

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and SIPTU’s...

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Sunday, February 02, 2020

Orla O’Connor: Why is ending violence against women not an election issue?

One in four women in Ireland experience physical and sexual violence, yet we have heard precious little on the issue...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Leo Varadkar, Fine Gael

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Eamon Ryan, Green Party

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Brendan Howlin, Labour Party

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Bríd Smith, People Before Profit

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

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