Equality Forgotten

Fascinating op-ed in the NYT: On a speaking tour in 1917, Ireland’s foremost suffragist, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, told audiences that “it is the only instance I know of in history when men fighting for freedom voluntarily included women.” The progressive leanings of the Rising’s leaders were evident in the language of the Proclamation of an […]


Something to remember

In the ongoing discussions over the future of Irish Water and forming a government, one thing to remember is that Fianna Fail is now a more rural party. They don’t have as much urban vote to lose: The future of water charges is due to be discussed this week during negotiations between Fianna Fáil, Fine […]


Over 100 years of International Women’s Day – Gender Equality is still a long way off

It’s been more than 100 years since the world began observing International Women’s Day, and yet no country has achieved full gender equality. “It’s very sobering to realize that it’s 2016 and we don’t have that yet,” said Daniela Ligiero, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation. Source: Gender equality? […]