Universities to lose funding if more women are not promoted

A new taskforce has been launched by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), in order to promote gender equality in Irish universities. The taskforce comes as a result of several reports that condemned the current gender imbalance in our third level institutions. Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has launched the taskforce which…

Law Soc to Host Women in Law Forum

In an event that will be the first of its kind in Ireland, female forerunners in the field of law will be brought together to encourage female students to pursue legal careers. The forum, coordinated by UCC Law Society, will be held in Hayfield Manor on March 10, and will discuss issues relevant to the…

Interview: Kay Cairns

Méabh McMahon speaks to Kay Cairns, a freelance journalist, trans rights activist and founder of Non-Binary+ Ireland. As a non-binary activist Kay has worked with groups like the Irish Trans Students’ Alliance (ITSA), and they have served on the board of Transgender Equality Network of Ireland (TENI) in the past. Non-Binary+ Ireland was founded in…

Gender Equality & the EU

As with most EU strategies, when one expires another takes its place… January 2016 witnessed the launch of the European Commission’s optimistic ‘Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality, 2016-2019’. This latest attempt at gender equality within the EU follows the European Commission’s ‘Strategy for Equality between Women and Men, 2010-2015’. As one might expect, the Commission…