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From TheJournal.ie Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics Targets

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

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

From TheJournal.ie France plans instant fines for cat-calling women Banned

France plans instant fines for cat-calling women

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

From TheJournal.ie Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive' Cosnervative

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently Electric Responses

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says Warning Signs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today Eighth Amendment

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

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

From TheJournal.ie Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes Health

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

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

From TheJournal.ie Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill Emergency Contraception

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The feminisation of homelessness: Ireland has far more homeless women than Europe Hidden Homeless

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Leo models himself on Macron and Trudeau, but he's not living up to them when it comes to gender balance' Girl Power
From TheJournal.ie Two women in their 50s assaulted in separate attacks in Rathfarnham last weekend Dublin

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited Eighth Amendment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK Women's Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade Gender Gap

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer HPV

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

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

From TheJournal.ie Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at Awkward

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later Marathon Woman

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer Births And Deaths

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women Mind The Gap

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

The law will come into effect in January.

From TheJournal.ie Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites' Addiction

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Constitution still makes reference to woman's place in the home Bunreacht Na HÉireann

The Irish Constitution still makes reference to woman's place in the home

Dublin Rathdown deputy Josepha Madigan wants a referendum on Article 41.2.1 of Bunreacht na hÉireann.

From TheJournal.ie Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers Girl Power

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers

A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.

From TheJournal.ie Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today Mark Of Respect

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

From TheJournal.ie Women to be conscripted into Swedish army amid Russia fears War Games

Women to be conscripted into Swedish army amid Russia fears

For the first time, conscription will apply to women.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem' Louise McSharry

'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem'

2FM radio presenter Louise McSharry told us why she decided to become an ambassador for the Dublin Rock n’Roll Marathon.

From TheJournal.ie Rose of Tralee festival says it has not banned transgender women from entering All Welcome

Rose of Tralee festival says it has not banned transgender women from entering

This is contrary to reports this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women Compensation

Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women

The implants were found to contain substandard silicone gel.

From TheJournal.ie New rules mean top jobs in Irish civil service must go to women Gender Balance

New rules mean top jobs in Irish civil service must go to women

When it’s between two candidates of equal merit, female candidates will be priorities.

From TheJournal.ie Skills course is helping women into IT sector - but longterm unemployment is increasing Springboard

Skills course is helping women into IT sector - but longterm unemployment is increasing

A report looking at the success of the jobs training programme in its first five years is to be published this week.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over killing of Irish woman in Australian serial killer case Australia

Man charged over killing of Irish woman in Australian serial killer case

He is charged with the murders of two women – a third woman was also killed but the investigation is still open.