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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We’re hiring!! NWCI is currently recruiting for a Project Officer

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NWCI calls on Justice Committee to recommend Citizens’ Assembly on Care

NWCI has called today on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality to recommend the establishment of a Citizens...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NWCI welcomes emphasis on human rights and partnership approach in Future of Policing Report

In response to the publication of the Commission on Future of Policing in Ireland, NWCI has welcomed the focus on...

Monday, September 17, 2018

NWCI welcomes Budget 2019 paid parental leave proposals

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed Government proposals introducing paid parental leave ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NWCI responds to the publication of the Scally CervicalCheck Inquiry

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today responded to the Scally CervicalCheck Inquiry, urging the recommendations to...

Thursday, September 06, 2018

NWCI pays tribute to Sylvia Meehan

It is with great sadness that the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has learned today of the...

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

NWCI calls for a public discussion before the Women in the Home referendum

In advance of a meeting by the Justice and Equality Oireachtas Committee today to decide if pre legislative scrutiny...

Monday, September 03, 2018

NWCI and ICCL call on Dublin City Council to stop the sale of the former Magdalene Laundry

NWCI and ICCL call on Dublin City Council to stop the sale of the former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott...

Friday, August 24, 2018

NWCI turns down invite to official State event with the Pope, and Stands for Truth

Orla O’Connor, Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) this week wrote to An...

Thursday, August 09, 2018

NWCI welcomes review of prosecution process for sexual assault trials

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan’s review...

Friday, August 03, 2018

Women for Change Project

In May 2018, NWCI together with nine organisations were successful in receiving funding under Training Links. We plan to...

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Quotas needed to increase the number of women on boards

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today (30.07.18) welcomed the launch of the Government’s ‘Better...

Thursday, July 26, 2018

NWCI expresses solidarity with Lloyds pharmacy workers

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today expressed solidarity with the Lloyds pharmacy workers, 92% of whom are...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

NWCI welcomes strengthening of proposed abortion care legislation

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the Government’s commitment to ensure universality of...

Thursday, July 05, 2018

NWCI welcomes ‘long-overdue’ referendum on Women in the Home

NWCI today welcomed the announcement by Government to hold a referendum in October to delete Article 41.2 of the Constitution and...

Latest Blog

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Meet the Women Forging Careers with Tech Apprenticeships with our latest member Fastrack into IT

Aoife Sheehy, Tech Research and Development Officer at Fastrack to Information Technology (FIT), our latest group member, speaks to...

Friday, February 02, 2018

Women in Craft Apprenticeships

We met Laura and Ashleigh, two Apprentice Electricians with ESB at a recent event organised by Solas and the ETBI...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Highlights from the Gov Led Symposium on Gender Pay Gap Jan 10th

Making changes to the Gender Pay Gap in Ireland is gaining serious momentum. Narrowing and eliminating the GPG has huge...

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...

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