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'Negotiations ongoing' on zero VAT rate for newer period products like menstrual cups
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'Negotiations ongoing' on zero VAT rate for newer period products like menstrual cups

Feb 8th 2021, 3:19 PM 16,509 Views 15 Comments

A report launched today found that extensive research is required to examine the impact of period poverty in Ireland.

Government report on period poverty to be launched next month
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Government report on period poverty to be launched next month

Jan 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 16,076 Views 14 Comments

The report comes as two senators have put forward proposed legislation on the issue.

Scotland poised to become first country to make period products freely available
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Scotland poised to become first country to make period products freely available

Nov 24th 2020, 7:28 AM 24,864 Views 60 Comments

The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill will introduce a legal right of free access to items such as tampons in public buildings.

Opinion: 'Revolution Period' is here - so why are the authorities banning tampon ads?
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Opinion: 'Revolution Period' is here - so why are the authorities banning tampon ads?

Aug 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 39,165 Views 67 Comments

Menstrual Cycle Awareness facilitator Kitty Maguire says the recent banning of an ad for tampons missed the point entirely.

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'
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Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'

Oct 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 22,405 Views 43 Comments

The health minister said women are facing significant costs paying for sanitary products.

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
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'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 77,210 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products
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First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products

Jul 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 50,155 Views 35 Comments

Results from 13 studies suggest that 70% of women wanted to continue using menstrual cups once they knew how to use them.

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings
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Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

Mar 27th 2019, 4:10 PM 15,009 Views 37 Comments

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

Poll: Should sanitary products be provided for free in public buildings?
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Poll: Should sanitary products be provided for free in public buildings?

Mar 14th 2019, 9:14 AM 23,065 Views 97 Comments

A motion calling for this has received unanimous support in the Dáil.

You can now get reusable tampons applicators, but how the hell do they work?
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You can now get reusable tampons applicators, but how the hell do they work?

Feb 3rd 2019, 11:00 AM 4,086 Views 0 Comments

We’re through the looking glass here.

Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country
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Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country

Jan 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,409 Views 139 Comments

Some women simply don’t have enough money to buy sanitary products so councils are piloting a scheme to distribute them in public buildings, writes Rebecca Moynihan.

Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries
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Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries

Sep 20th 2018, 7:04 PM 38,117 Views 66 Comments

Despite being essential, sanitary products are often priced as if they are luxury goods.

Do we need a programme to increase access to sanitary products for girls?
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Do we need a programme to increase access to sanitary products for girls?

Sep 1st 2018, 8:00 AM 18,991 Views 40 Comments

Around half of girls in Scotland had used socks and newspaper during their periods because they could not afford to buy sanitary products.

We need to get rid of the shame and embarrassment around periods
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We need to get rid of the shame and embarrassment around periods

Jun 21st 2018, 5:00 PM 4,175 Views 1 Comment

61% of Irish teenage girls are embarrassed about their period.

'It makes them feel like they're not forgotten about': The group tackling period poverty in Dublin
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'It makes them feel like they're not forgotten about': The group tackling period poverty in Dublin

Dec 27th 2017, 8:00 PM 5,433 Views 1 Comment

The Homeless Period Dublin is ensuring that women who are homeless or in direct provision don’t go without sanitary products.

Everything you need to know about 'period poverty' and the organisation helping to tackle it in Dublin
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Everything you need to know about 'period poverty' and the organisation helping to tackle it in Dublin

Aug 8th 2017, 8:00 AM 7,060 Views 2 Comments

“People’s first response has always been, ‘I never thought about this as a need. We just take it for granted that everyone gets on with it!’”