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Monday, July 13, 2020

New paid parents leave falls far short of needs of women on maternity leave during lockdown

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today said that an increase of paid parents leave from 2...

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

NWCI supports women workers and maternity rights during Covid-19

Women on maternity leave have had a particularly difficult time during the Covid-19 crisis. Together with the women affected, NWCI...

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

NWCI calls for a one-off extension to maternity leave and pay

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and a group of new mothers who formed the Extend Maternity...

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

NWCI Women with Disabilities Group

We have been bringing disabled women together online over the last few months. We have been discussing violence against women,...

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Lack of women in Cabinet direct result of failed action to promote women in politics

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today expressed its disappointment at the repeatedly low number of...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

We are recruiting for a Digital Communications and Fundraising Officer!

This is an exciting time for NWCI. Change is happening for women in Ireland and we would like you to...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

NWCI calls for Sláintecare to be a priority for Government

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) held their #FeministAgenda Universal Health & Women webinar today, Thursday 2...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

NWCI survey findings show 85% of women have increased care responsibilities since COVID-19

85% of women said their caring responsibilities had increased since COVID-19, while 55% said they had less time for their mental health,...

Friday, June 19, 2020

Some key commitments for women but will the Government deliver?

Responding to the publication of Our shared Future document earlier this week, the National Women’s Council of...

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Women’s Council calls for gender balanced Cabinet and majority women Taoiseach’s Seanad nominations

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called for a gender balanced Cabinet and for the Taoiseach...

Thursday, June 11, 2020

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women joins NWCI webinar to discuss impact of Covid-19

Dubravka Šimonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women will give the keynote address at the upcoming National Women...

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 ...

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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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