Katherine Donnelly: ‘Experts decided that institutions had to change, rather than women’

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and her expert group were drawing the conclusions to their report on gender equality in higher education, they were emphatic that the answer was not the usual “fix the women”.

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and her expert group were drawing the conclusions to their report on gender equality in higher education, they were emphatic that the answer was not the usual "fix the women".

Barbara McCarthy: ‘I love America – but its attitude to guns is terrifying’

When I was in a liquor store not far from Thousand Oaks, California, a few months back, a guy came up to the counter with his shirt half over his head and what I perceived as a gun protruding underneath it. I’m slightly (insanely) paranoid, so I ran ou…

When I was in a liquor store not far from Thousand Oaks, California, a few months back, a guy came up to the counter with his shirt half over his head and what I perceived as a gun protruding underneath it. I'm slightly (insanely) paranoid, so I ran out with my daughter in her pram, leaving my purchases on the counter, and legged it across the street. My daughter was wondering why we didn't get her apple juice, and I was vexed I didn't have my Mexican beers after my ordeal.

Martina Devlin: ‘This country has spoken on abortion – yet a cohort of our politicians think it’s OK to abuse their power to try to thwart these hard-won reproductive rights’

Five-and-a-half months ago, the people voted by two to one in favour of abortion reform – a decisive majority which cannot be misinterpreted. This week, a small group of men and women on the Oireachtas Health Committee appeared to be trying to undermin…

Five-and-a-half months ago, the people voted by two to one in favour of abortion reform - a decisive majority which cannot be misinterpreted. This week, a small group of men and women on the Oireachtas Health Committee appeared to be trying to undermine that result.

Mary Fitzgerald: ‘Macron enduring troubling times amid a swirl of domestic rows and gains for far-right rival Le Pen’

Emmanuel Macron is having a difficult November in what has been a difficult year for the man who was elected French president on a wave of enthusiasm in 2017.

Emmanuel Macron is having a difficult November in what has been a difficult year for the man who was elected French president on a wave of enthusiasm in 2017.