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# nwci - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'The pace of change is too slow': Calls for 40% gender quota in boardrooms
# NWCI
# NWCI

'The pace of change is too slow': Calls for 40% gender quota in boardrooms

Jun 24th 2021, 6:10 AM 15,668 Views 86 Comments

Fewer than one in five board members in Ireland are women.

# nwci - Saturday 27 June, 2020

'Progress is painfully slow': Criticism of Cabinet line-up with just four female ministers
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

'Progress is painfully slow': Criticism of Cabinet line-up with just four female ministers

Jun 27th 2020, 9:28 PM 47,550 Views 112 Comments

The National Women’s Council said the low number is a consequence of a failure to run enough women on electable seats.

# nwci - Friday 15 May, 2020

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
# Temporary Wage Subsidy
# Temporary Wage Subsidy

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

May 15th 2020, 9:16 AM 20,854 Views 19 Comments

In order to be eligible for the scheme, employees need a pay slip from January or February this year.

# nwci - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy
# Revenue
# Revenue

Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:42 PM 44,529 Views 15 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called on the government to issue “clear and simple guidance” on this issue.

# nwci - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Micheál Martin says his staff committed him to backing rent freeze by mistake
# Stumbling Block
# Stumbling Block

Micheál Martin says his staff committed him to backing rent freeze by mistake

Feb 1st 2020, 12:34 AM 48,841 Views 85 Comments

Martin was also grilled over a typo in the party’s manifesto.

# nwci - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution
# Article 41.2
# Article 41.2

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution

Sep 19th 2018, 11:52 AM 15,348 Views 66 Comments

The forthcoming referendum bill was up for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas this morning.

# nwci - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law
# Together For Yes
# Together For Yes

'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law

May 27th 2018, 2:45 PM 18,774 Views 63 Comments

Together for Yes said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.

# nwci - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'
# Marriage Bar
# Marriage Bar

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Jan 18th 2018, 6:00 AM 59,494 Views 53 Comments

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

# nwci - Monday 8 January, 2018

Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance'
# Hearing Voices
# Hearing Voices

Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance'

Jan 8th 2018, 6:45 AM 12,875 Views 85 Comments

The National Women’s Council will be meeting with the BAI on the issue.

# nwci - Monday 24 April, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

Apr 24th 2017, 6:25 PM 23,565 Views 243 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

# nwci - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan
# New Plans
# New Plans

Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan

Jan 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,810 Views 43 Comments

All domestic incidents will “get immediate response by working units”.

# nwci - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men'
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Plan to combat domestic violence will 'make Ireland a safer place for women and men'

Jan 20th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,316 Views 38 Comments

There’ll be extra training for gardaí and a nationwide awareness campaign.

# nwci - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

These are the Irish radio shows most dominated by men
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

These are the Irish radio shows most dominated by men

Nov 10th 2015, 5:41 PM 15,530 Views 63 Comments

A new report paints a grim picture of gender balance in Irish media.

# nwci - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Equality for women? It won't happen with the Irish childcare system in its current state...

Aug 23rd 2015, 6:30 PM 347 Views 106 Comments

It’s time the government made some tough budget choices to ease the financial burden of childcare on mothers for once and for all argues Orla O’Connor.

# nwci - Thursday 12 June, 2014

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Jun 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,338 Views 13 Comments

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

# nwci - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

“Amanda would have been forced to carry to term, fearing every minute”
# Abortion
# Abortion

“Amanda would have been forced to carry to term, fearing every minute”

Nov 13th 2013, 11:01 PM 28,152 Views 237 Comments

Amanda Mellet is filing a petition with the UN claiming the government here violated her human rights by refusing to allow her to terminate her unviable pregnancy in Ireland.

# nwci - Friday 10 May, 2013

Most Irish emigrants 'want to return home' - if they can get a job
# Emigration
# Emigration

Most Irish emigrants 'want to return home' - if they can get a job

May 10th 2013, 11:29 AM 11,472 Views 95 Comments

A report from the National Youth Council of Ireland says that many young Irish emigrants are moving abroad to experience new horizons and access greater opportunities.

# nwci - Monday 17 September, 2012

Column: Yes, the Club Orange ads are offensive. But mainly they’re just lame.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, the Club Orange ads are offensive. But mainly they’re just lame.

Sep 17th 2012, 7:30 PM 506 Views 72 Comments

The ‘bits’ campaign insults women and patronises men – but its worst crime is a tedious lack of imagination, writes Jean Sutton. Why do the media keep playing their game?

# nwci - Saturday 28 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jan 28th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,501 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Occupied buildings, topless protests and the overriding importance of warm socks.

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights

Jan 28th 2012, 4:30 PM 3,850 Views 38 Comments

Susan McKay said Budget cuts to Women’s Council funding had made it impossible for her to do her job properly.