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Celebrating 120 years of local government in Monaghan

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019

“I love my work. I feel I’m there for the people – on the ground. You don’t get everything for them but you do all you possibly can for people. I really enjoy my work....read more

NWCI calls for amendments to Gender Pay Gap Information Bill

Published: Monday, May 13, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the introduction of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill in the Dail, but expressed concern that the Bill does not go far enough, and called...read more

We need more women in local politics

Published: Friday, May 03, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today (3rd May) launched its #FeministCommunities manifesto for the local elections on May 24th, and called for a breakthrough election for women in local politics. NWCI is calling on local candidates...read more

NWCI calls for a Yes vote to create greater certainty and clarity for families going through divorce

Published: Thursday, May 02, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on divorce on May 24th.   The call was made at the NWCI members and friends meeting...read more

NWCI welcomes Government commitment to tackling non-consensual distribution of intimate images

Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the news that Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will seek approval from Cabinet for proposed legislation aimed at tackling the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. Tara Brown, Violence...read more

Care always costs : NWCI welcomes plans for new parental leave scheme

Published: Friday, April 26, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the Government’s publication of its plans for a new parental scheme, and called for an incremental introduction of paid parental leave up to 26 weeks. Jennifer McCarthy Flynn,...read more

12 MEP candidates across all constituencies sign up to NWCI’s #FeministEurope manifesto

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019

In the few hours since the #FeministEurope manifesto was launched, MEP candidates across all three European constituencies have signed the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) manifesto. This includes candidates from Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, the Social Democrats,...read more

#FeministEurope

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019

NWCI launched its European Election campaign today (11 April), calling on voters to give a strong mandate to the European Parliament to progress feminist policies that promote an inclusive and sustainable Europe for all. To kick off the campaign NWCI launches...read more

Legislation requiring companies disclose gender pay gap should be more broadly applicable

Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the publication of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill, but expressed concern that the Bill does not go far enough. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, &ldquo...read more

NWCI criticises Tusla’s failure to comply with Istanbul Convention requirements on refuge spaces

Published: Monday, April 08, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) stated today that Tusla’s failure to comply with the Istanbul Convention regarding the provision of refuge spaces is completely unacceptable.  Tusla, the Child and Family...read more

NWCI welcomes new framework to end sexual violence and harassment on campus

Published: Friday, April 05, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the launch of a new framework and the provision of funding for Higher Education Institutes to tackle sexual violence and harassment by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Orla...read more

Government misses key opportunity to increase women’s representation in local elections

Published: Monday, March 11, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today said the Government had missed a key opportunity to increase women’s representation in local elections, following last week’s announcements that there would be financial incentives for...read more

Ratification of the Istanbul Convention marks a momentous International Women’s Day

Published: Friday, March 08, 2019

NWCI today welcomed the International Women’s Day ratification of the Istanbul Convention, after a long campaign by women’s groups and organisations working to end violence against women.  Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, ...read more

#ItStopsNow – Working together we can end sexual harassment and violence on campus

Published: Thursday, March 07, 2019

Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) called for higher education institutes to work together with women’s organisations and other relevant bodies to tackle violence against women on...read more

NWCI calls on Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention on International Women’s Day

Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Following a motion on the Istanbul Convention in the Dail today, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called on the Government to ratify the Convention on International Women’s Day, this Friday, 8th March.   ...read more

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