Gender Equality

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Nearly half of state boards are falling short of a government target to have women making up at least 40 per cent of their membership. Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Michael McGrath updated ministers this week on progress to strengthen gender diversity on state boards across the Irish public

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The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 has passed all the stages in the Dáil and Seanad Éireann. The bill was first introduced in April 2019 but it lapsed with the dissolution of the Dáil in 2020, before being restored to the Order Paper later that year.

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Corporate boards in Ireland should be required by law to comprise 40 per cent women within three years, the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. The NWCI yesterday launched a new report and campaign underlining the effectiveness of binding, legislative gender quotas to deliver signif

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Statutory gender quotas on corporate boards are effective and should be introduced in Ireland, the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. The national women's membership organisation will launch a report later this month titled Increasing Gender Balance on Boards: The case for legislat

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Women make up a majority of all practising solicitors in Ireland but just over a third of those at partner level, the Law Society of Ireland has revealed. To mark International Women's Day, the Law Society is calling for "renewed collective efforts to increase access to leadership roles for women in

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The Law Society of Ireland will no longer use "Dear Sirs" as a salutation in formal letters and emails as part of its commitment to gender equality. Writing in her latest bulletin, Law Society president Michele O'Boyle said the Society would "lead the way in discontinuing the use of this outdated gr

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UK law firm TLT has been recognised for its commitment to diversity and inclusion in Northern Ireland. The firm has achieved bronze accreditation from Diversity Mark NI, which seeks to address gender inequality in Northern Ireland.

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Male solicitors were twice as likely as women to succeed in their applications for recognition as senior counsel, according to new figures. Just two women – Áine Hynes and Helen Noble – were named earlier this month among the first 17 solicitors to receive the honour.

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The Next 100 Years, the successor project to the First 100 Years, has opened its annual Inspirational Women in Law Awards for nominations. The Next 100 Years is dedicated to achieving equality for women in law and the awards, which are in their fifth year, are an opportunity to recognise women in th

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The Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) has launched a new mobile app to help embed women’s rights in peace negotiations in the Arab world and beyond. PSRP researchers joined with those from the Monash University in Australia and InclusivePeace in Geneva to develop the data an

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