The 2016 election was the first to be beholden to the gender quota and flanked by the referenda of marriage quality and repeal, it elected more women to Leinster House than ever before. In the results February of 2020, Maeve McTaggart muses upon why it matters that the changing tide of political representation has been quelled to a ripple. “I was a gender … Continue reading Where are all the women in the 33rd Dáil?
From its 1983 insertion into the Constitution to its repeal by referendum in 2018, the 8th Amendment has long dictated cultural, political and social attitudes towards the reproductive rights of Irish women. Ashlin O’Sullivan explores how the journey to and from the 8th is still far from its final destination. On January 1st 2019, a new age of reproductive rights dawned in Ireland with … Continue reading The Journey to Reproductive Rights