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Childcare Allowances – parents needs not fully addressed NWCI seeking meeting with Tanaiste

Published: Sunday, April 01, 2001

'The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the childcare labour support package announced by the Tánaiste' declared Ms. Gráinne Healy, NWCI Chairwoman. 'The £50 per child per week allowance for receipted childcare will start to address the difficulties...read more

Persecuted because they are women! A gender sensitive asylum policy is urgently needed in Ireland an

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2001

'As part of European Week Against Racism (19-25 March) and United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racism (21 March), the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) wishes to draw attention to the many types of persecution experienced by women...read more

International Women’s Day Take Ten at Eleven to honour women volunteers

Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2001

'2001 is the UN Year of the Volunteer' declared Ms. Gráinne Healy, Chairwoman of the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI). 'Volunteer service has been a part of virtually every civilization and society as a non-profit, non-wage and non-career action...read more

Family Friendly Workplace Day All workers - in and out of the home should get a break!

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2001

'The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) is encouraging its staff to take a few hours out of the working day on March 1st to spend time with families or loved ones' declared its Chairwoman Gráinne Healy. 'We hope...read more

Human Rights Commission – Appointments Process Remains Flawed

Published: Thursday, December 21, 2000

The National Women's Council of Ireland, the Women's Education Research and Resource Centre, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties remain concerned at the manner in which the Minister for Justice, Equality...read more

Human Rights Commission - Selection Process Must Be Fair & Transparent

Published: Monday, December 18, 2000

The following organisations welcome the statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, echoing our concern at the lack of transparency demonstrated by the Government in its recent appointments to the new Human Rights Commission.Reports in...read more

Human Rights Commission – Government rejects nominees of selection committee

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2000

The following is an open letter to Mr. John O'Donoghue T.D.Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform signed by the organisations below:Dear Minister, The following organisations are deeply disturbed by the manner in which the Government has...read more

Too little for childcare in a socially divisive budget!

Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2000

'Under Charlie McCreevy, Ireland becomes more divided than ever. In an era of unprecedented prosperity, the Minister chose to reward the rich and neglect the most vulnerable in Irish society' declared Ms. Grainne Healy, Chairwoman of the National Women's Council...read more

Childcare in Budget 2001 We welcome the approach - but the money is totally inadequate!

Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2000

The Childcare 2000 Campaign today welcomed the use of a universal payment to parents in paying for childcare in the budget today. 'For two years the six national organisations in the Childcare 2000 Campaign have consistently argued that the best way to...read more

‘No one group owns the family’

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2000

Annual ConferenceNational Women's Council of IrelandBurlington Hotel DublinKeynote Speaker: Dr. Germaine Greer'No one group owns the family' declared Gráinne Healy, Chairwoman of the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI). Ms. Healy was speaking at the Annual Conference of the...read more

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