Generous paid paternity leave has arrived in Ireland but, while interest is rising, it won't revolutionise family life any time soon.
Olivia Petter / Independent.ie
The guidelines, set out by feminist organisation Level Up, instruct journalists how to report on domestic abuse in the safest and most sensitive way possible. The guidelines were developed in a bid to combat irresponsible reporting that campaigners say exacerbates the trauma for families of domestic homicide victims.
Alex Green / Independent.ie
Described as a “powerful starting point for further debate”, the manifesto was created following a survey of 60 emerging female artists and innovators, and seven European and Canadian festivals. The publication challenges the European Parliament, the European Commission, the governments of the European Union’s member states and the music industry at large to enact a raft of reforms.
"I have spent years saying to men they have got to do this for their sons, for their grandsons and for teenage boys because otherwise all they have is Jordan B. Peterson"
The Taoiseach said: “Participation by women on State Boards has increased over the last few years. Unfortunately, female representation on corporate boards is lagging far behind. Ireland should be doing much better. “Only 18% of board directors are women. Over one-third of companies have no female representation at all and are not positioning themselves well to respond to change or to understand an increasingly diverse customer base. Business cannot afford to ignore the talent of half of the population."
Michael Verney / Independent.ie
"I don't even think it's a talking point anymore, the whole male-female thing, it's gone now. There's plenty of us doing well, and it's not a thing anymore, not that I ever thought it was to be honest. It's other people making a big issue about it."
Having set up the Fianna as a nationalist version of the boy scouts, she fought in the Easter Rising in Stephen's Green and the College of Surgeons. Imprisoned by the British in Kilmainham after the Rising, she received word from an officer of her verdict and sentence after a court-martial: "Guilty. Death by being shot. The court recommend the prisoner to mercy, solely and only on account of her sex."
Ciaran Moran / Independent.ie
There continues to be a significant gender imbalance within agriculture in Ireland with more than 90pc of farm holders being men. The latest available data indicates that farms with a sole female farm holder registered on my Department of Agriculture's client database accounted for 13pc of farms; 10pc of eligible land; and 8pc of payments. Only 3.8pc of farms are registered in joint female/male names.
Margaret DonnellyPatsy McArdle / Independent.ie
At the meeting in Mullingar, Westmeath, IFA Councy Chairman Kenneth Bray asked the two candidates about how the organisation could get more women and young people involved. "James said he was going to crack a joke," according to Mr Bray, and the joke was that 'women's feet are smaller, so they can get closer to the kitchen sink', but it did not go down well with the room. "He also said that women do a lot of work behind the scenes on farms, including mountains of paperwork and raising families, but the remark went down like a lead balloon. "Neither candidate came up with ideas on how to get more women or young people into the organisation," the County Chairman said and that the mood in the room after the debate was not appreciative of the remark.