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More women in politics linked to significant health improvements

A new study has found that greater numbers of women elected to political office is associated with an increase in the life expectancies of women and children. The research led by Ross Macmillan, Chair in Sociology, University of Limerick and published in the journal Demography found that countries where women comprise at least 30% of… Continue reading More women in politics linked to significant health improvements

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Opinion: Women in horseracing

Laura Donnellan’s (School of Law) opinion piece discusses the recent retirement of Katie Walsh and the involvement of women in horseracing dating back to the latter part of the nineteenth century. The role and contribution of women in racing has become increasingly publicised. The amount of news coverage that Walsh’s retirement has generated is testament… Continue reading Opinion: Women in horseracing

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Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

Laura Cahillane (School of Law) wrote an article for the Irish Times on the subject of Article 41.2 in the Irish Constitution, commonly referred to as “the woman in the home” provision. This year the Constitution turns 80 and the provision that caused most controversy when it was first published has only recently been earmarked for… Continue reading Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

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Mná na hÉireann at Big Berks

By Dr Ciara Breathnach, Department of History. I was delighted when our Lightning Session on Irish women social justice, migration and the city, 1850-1980 was accepted at the 17th The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities. It was hosted by Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY on June 1-4, 2017. Big Berkshire… Continue reading Mná na hÉireann at Big Berks

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Book launch of Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922

The essay collection Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922, edited by Tina O'Toole, Gillian McIntosh & Muireann O’Cinnéide, was launched in UL on 25th November. The collection is the outcome of a collaborative international project on women’s writing and conflict. Opening proceedings, Dr Breda Gray (UL) outlined the work of the UL-NUIG Gender ARC (Academic Research… Continue reading Book launch of Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922

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Germaine Greer Holds Public Lecture in UL on Consequences of Reproductive Technology on Women

As part of a major international three-day conference on "Women and Ageing", Germaine Greer held a public lecture at the University of Limerick, discussing the ways in which motherhood is being dismembered, so that the genetic mother, the womb mother and the legal mother may all be different individuals.  Ms Greer’s address explored the consequences… Continue reading Germaine Greer Holds Public Lecture in UL on Consequences of Reproductive Technology on Women