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# women - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Four babies born to women in prison last year
# Born In Prison
# Born In Prison

Four babies born to women in prison last year

Jan 25th 2018, 10:39 PM 22,309 Views 51 Comments

The seven births in 2017 and 2016 follow no births to mothers in custody in 2015 with three in 2014 and two in 2013.

# women - 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 59,391 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.

# women - Friday 12 January, 2018

Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap

Jan 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,272 Views 43 Comments

Just over one in three women have a pension, compared to over half of men.

# women - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?
# Women's Christmas
# Women's Christmas

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Jan 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 36,323 Views 22 Comments

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

# women - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Leo wants to have a convention on the status of women in Ireland
# Gender Inequality
# Gender Inequality

Leo wants to have a convention on the status of women in Ireland

Dec 20th 2017, 4:40 PM 16,081 Views 180 Comments

The commission will submit a report on ways to tackle gender inequality in Ireland.

# women - Monday 18 December, 2017

Civil servants: 'Men are twice as likely to occupy senior positions as women'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Civil servants: 'Men are twice as likely to occupy senior positions as women'

Dec 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 17,738 Views 157 Comments

Achieving gender equity has to be underpinned by a greater openness to real flexibility across grades and departments, writes Selina McCoy.

# women - Friday 24 November, 2017

Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners
# Women
# Women

Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners

Nov 24th 2017, 6:00 AM 54,505 Views 101 Comments

Women’s Aid is calling for tougher punishments for abusers.

# women - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'
# Pension Disparity
# Pension Disparity

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Nov 14th 2017, 6:47 PM 18,126 Views 60 Comments

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

# women - Monday 13 November, 2017

Alison Spittle on sexism, friendship, and how the midlands made her funny
# Nowhere Fast
# Nowhere Fast

Alison Spittle on sexism, friendship, and how the midlands made her funny

Nov 13th 2017, 6:30 PM 21,741 Views 30 Comments

We talked to the comedian about her brand new TV show, which debuts tonight.

# women - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched

Nov 12th 2017, 8:18 AM 8,989 Views 72 Comments

It’s understood this is one of the concrete offerings in Fine Gael’s new ‘rolling manifesto’ It will focus on removing gender barriers from all aspects of Irish life.

# women - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

"They'll do" - This 1967 RTÉ report on what Irish women think about Irish men is sassy as hell
# Sassy Sixties
From The Daily Edge
# Sassy Sixties

"They'll do" - This 1967 RTÉ report on what Irish women think about Irish men is sassy as hell

Nov 1st 2017, 3:18 PM 6,099 Views 16 Comments

“By the time they reach the age where they feel inclined to get married, they’re all old and bald”.

# women - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce
# Losing Out
# Losing Out

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Oct 17th 2017, 8:49 PM 26,306 Views 77 Comments

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

Oct 17th 2017, 6:15 AM 26,927 Views 29 Comments

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

# women - Monday 16 October, 2017

France plans instant fines for cat-calling women
# Banned
# Banned

France plans instant fines for cat-calling women

Oct 16th 2017, 8:00 PM 27,245 Views 96 Comments

The new law will see men fined on the spot for lecherous and aggressive behaviour.

# women - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'
# Cosnervative
# Cosnervative

Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'

Oct 8th 2017, 12:00 PM 23,534 Views 62 Comments

What do men in Saudi Arabia think about the removal of the ban on women driving?

# women - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'Power to the Peepee': Dutch women are protesting about a lack of female public loos
# Vote Number 1
# Vote Number 1

'Power to the Peepee': Dutch women are protesting about a lack of female public loos

Sep 23rd 2017, 4:27 PM 23,351 Views 73 Comments

A woman was fined €90 this week for public urination.

# women - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object?

Sep 21st 2017, 11:05 AM 28,992 Views 134 Comments

If money were no issue, would you prefer to spend all your time with your child?

# women - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently
# Electric Responses
# Electric Responses

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

Sep 5th 2017, 9:17 AM 19,324 Views 26 Comments

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

# women - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public
# Say My Name
# Say My Name

'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public

Aug 26th 2017, 10:05 AM 24,263 Views 45 Comments

It is common for women to be referred to as the “wife of” or “daughter of” a man, rather than by their names.

# women - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says
# Warning Signs
# Warning Signs

Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says

Aug 5th 2017, 11:00 AM 21,313 Views 12 Comments

Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumours in the oesophagus and breasts.

# women - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Jul 29th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,939 Views 174 Comments

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# women - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
# Health
# Health

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:00 PM 13,133 Views 5 Comments

The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.

# women - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill

Jul 22nd 2017, 1:30 PM 32,860 Views 61 Comments

The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.

# women - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

The feminisation of homelessness: Ireland has far more homeless women than Europe
# Hidden Homeless
# Hidden Homeless

The feminisation of homelessness: Ireland has far more homeless women than Europe

Jul 11th 2017, 8:39 AM 14,086 Views 72 Comments

New research shows that almost 50% of homeless people in Dublin are women.

# women - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Jun 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,317 Views 58 Comments

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# women - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'
# FGM
# FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,940 Views 57 Comments

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important?

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 AM 20,332 Views 91 Comments

Just 22.3% of TDs who won seats in the last election were women.

# women - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'Leo models himself on Macron and Trudeau, but he's not living up to them when it comes to gender balance'
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

'Leo models himself on Macron and Trudeau, but he's not living up to them when it comes to gender balance'

Jun 20th 2017, 6:28 PM 26,153 Views 68 Comments

Who runs the world… girls?

Two women in their 50s assaulted in separate attacks in Rathfarnham last weekend
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two women in their 50s assaulted in separate attacks in Rathfarnham last weekend

Jun 20th 2017, 10:04 AM 51,119 Views 19 Comments

One woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital to be treated for injuries.

# women - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

Jun 16th 2017, 9:22 AM 14,806 Views 160 Comments

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# women - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK

Jun 13th 2017, 2:22 PM 13,069 Views 96 Comments

More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.

# women - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade
# Gender Gap
# Gender Gap

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade

Jun 7th 2017, 12:01 AM 8,725 Views 66 Comments

Since the introduction of penalty points Ireland’s male drivers have received the lion’s share of fixed charge notices for road infractions.

# women - Monday 29 May, 2017

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer
# HPV
# HPV

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

May 29th 2017, 3:11 PM 18,064 Views 7 Comments

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

# women - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at
# Awkward
# Awkward

Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at

Apr 25th 2017, 7:33 PM 58,812 Views 83 Comments

Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to empowering women.

# women - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Apr 20th 2017, 9:48 AM 62,012 Views 127 Comments

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

# women - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later
# Marathon Woman
# Marathon Woman

First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later

Apr 18th 2017, 12:10 PM 26,050 Views 25 Comments

Kathrine Switzer donned bib number 261, the same number she wore when she entered the all-male race 50 years ago.

# women - Saturday 8 April, 2017

More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer
# Births And Deaths
# Births And Deaths

More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer

Apr 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 17,246 Views 7 Comments

Some 53,000 more females than males were recorded in the Census 2016 results.

# women - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

Apr 4th 2017, 9:54 PM 13,613 Views 49 Comments

The law will come into effect in January.

# women - Monday 20 March, 2017

Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites'
# Addiction
# Addiction

Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites'

Mar 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,970 Views 28 Comments

Multi-billion euro companies are now targeting women through marketing campaigns.

# women - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

British Open back on agenda for Muirfield as golf club passes move to allow female members
# Open Season
From The42
# Open Season

British Open back on agenda for Muirfield as golf club passes move to allow female members

Mar 14th 2017, 2:20 PM 8,207 Views 15 Comments

The vote for change cleared the required two-thirds majority this time around.